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90 Second Wall 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Addict's Wall 1 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Facts Wall 0 / 2 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Getto Wall 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Pink Wall 0 / 3 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Right Side 2 / 2 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Show Nuff Wall 1 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Elevation: 6,800 ft
GPS: 39.738, -105.321 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 15,723 total · 143/month
Shared By: Luke Childers on Dec 28, 2008
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

Description

The Left Wire crag is a very sunny, quiet crag. Its main attraction in C.C.C. is that you can't hear any road noise at all. Although most of the routes are fairly short (toping at about 75 feet), the rock is quite good and fairly easy on the hands. With fourteen mostly moderate routes from 5.7 to 5.12, a mixed climbing experience is a given. The crag has 1 trad, 3 mixed, 3 TRs, and 8 fully bolted sport routes. It would be best to bring a standard rack up to #3 Camalots.

While the reason for developing the area was based around no crowds and no noise, a few must do's exist at this crag.

Must do's:

1) Pervade 5.11a: Better than it first looks and quite pumpy. 7 bolts with LO.
2) Show Nuff 5.10a: Climb up jugs (#0.75-#1 cam helpful down low) traverse right on a slab to the bottom of an arete. Climb up the corner for about 10-15 feet before making the crux move left onto a nice scenic slab to the top. 9 bolts with LO.
3) Addicts 5.10a/b: Classic roof climbing moves with an exiting exit for the top. Follow fun face climbing past for bolts to the underside of a huge roof. Note: Cams #0.75-#2 are needed as well as long slings to avoid rope drag. Climb through the roof system passing only one bolt before reaching the anchors. 5 bolts (cams, long slings) LO.
4) Totality of Facts 5.11d: If you like hard and hairy climbing, this is it for you. Climb up easy slab to a super crux followed by a spooky runout to reach the final bolt and chains. 5 bolts with LO.

Mega Classic:
In this category this crag only hosts one, worth the walk, airy, technical pump fest that I feel is classic. It's called "Night Stick", 5.11b. Begin in a right-facing dihedral to a fantastic arete and corner. Be sure to gain a rest before pulling out onto a steep, right-leaning rail. A few pumpy clips and you are styling. It is my personal favorite. 8 bolts to LO.

When John Morgan and myself (Luke Childers) climbed out the High Wire and the Wall of Justice, we found this fun, little playground which gave way to interesting and pleasant route developing summer. Like I said, it's not the best crag in C.C.C., but it is uncrowded, quiet, beautiful, moderate, and neat. Oh yeah, it's also really nice on colder days.

The best way to reach the Left Wire crag is to head as far left of High Wire crag as you can. Once you see the path heading to the Wall of Justice, continue walking right like you were going to the top of the Wall of Justice. You will come to a point where the High Wire crag runs out and there you will make you final right hand turn past some nice pine trees. The crags left side or east-facing routes will be visible at this point. All that is left is to have fun in the sun. Hope all enjoy.
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Getting There

Park at Tunnel 2. The approach is the same as if you were going to climb at the High Wire crag. Head up to High Wire and continue up trending leftward traversing along the cliff band staying above the Wall of Justice. When High Wire cliff band runs out, take a right and you will see the east-facing routes before your very eyes.

Routes:

Getto Wall
A. Getto Curb, 13-, 1p, bolts.

Facts Wall
B. Indifference, 12+, 1p, bolts.
C. Logical Space, 12-, 1p, TR.
D. Totality of Facts, 11+, 1p, bolts.

Pink Wall
E. Staff, 7, TR.
F. Renounce Action, 10, 1p, bolts.

Addict's Wall
G. Addicts, 10-, 1p, 75', bolts & gear.
H. No Fruit, 10-, 1p, 50', bolts.

Show Nuff Wall
I1. Trad Intent, 6, 1p, 50', bolts & gear.
I2. Manifest, 8-, 1p, 50', bolts & gear.
J. Show Nuff, 10-, 1p, 75', bolts.

Right Side
K. Night Stick, 11, 1p, 60', nbolts.
L. Bewildered, 10, 1p, 60', gear.
MN. Awful Width, 9+, 1p, TR or gear.
N. Pervade, 11-, 1p, 60', bolts.

90 Second Wall
O. Calculation 45, 13, 1p, bolts.
P. Formula 45, 12+/13-, 1p, bolts.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Left Wire

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Pervade
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Night Stick
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Pervade Right Side 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Night Stick Right Side 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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JD Sutton
Denver, CO
JD Sutton   Denver, CO
Left my fleece up there last week. Blue plaid long sleeve button down fleece. Probably not up there, but if anyone runs into it, please PM me. Left Wire is great, it allows you to get away from the crowd at High Wire. May 23, 2015
This was my first attempt at documenting any routes and was inexperienced in the ways of making things simple for all mankind. If this info ever gets republished, I would be all for not having the info so divided. I agree.. the division of this small crag now seems more than ridiculous. But, that's how it is at the moment. The future will work this area into a simpler footnote I'm sure. May 1, 2010
Doug Redosh
Golden, CO
Doug Redosh   Golden, CO
The quietest crag in CCC that is not a 20 min. hike.
Dividing this small crag into all these subsection is quite artificial IMHO. Addicts Wall, Show Nuff Wall and Right Side are really continuous, and the Pink Wall is just around the corner to the left. Apr 23, 2010
MaryR
Boulder, Co
MaryR   Boulder, Co
My partner left a pair of Sportiva Testarossa shoes up there on Sunday as we fled from the snow/rain. If you've found 'em, send me a PM please! Thanks and here's to better weather this weekend. Apr 29, 2009
Jason Isherwood   Golden
Climbed at Left Wire in this area yesterday. There are some short quality routes that look as though they have not seen many ascents. Great views of the Clear Creek drainage and a good way to get away from the crowds at High Wire. Aug 7, 2008

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