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Routes in Nightworm Pinnacle

Arety-ret Flakey Fest T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Night Crawler T,TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Nightingale T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Unknown 11 (AKA Worm Skin) T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
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Description

This is a nice, little pinnacle with four routes including a perfect, easy, handcrack. The rock faces south and does get a lot of sun. It is typical Clear Creek Canyon gneiss. You probably won't see a lot of people here, but the climbing is worth a visit. You can walk off the back or walk up to set up a toprope.

Getting There

Park on the south side of the road directly across from the rock. I clocked this at 7.6 miles up the canyon. Darren Mabe calls it 8.0 miles in his excellent guide. Walk up the hill to the rock. This takes about 2 minutes.

L->R:

A. Arety-ret Flakey Fest, 7, 1p, 70', gear.
B. Night Crawler, 8+, 1p, 80', gear.
C. Nightingale, 8, 1p, 80', gear.
D. Unknown 11 (AKA Worm Skin), 11-, 1p, 80', bolts & pins.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Nightworm Pinnacle

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 6
Arety-ret Flakey Fest
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 45
Nightingale
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 24
Unknown 11 (AKA Worm Skin)
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Arety-ret Flakey Fest
 6
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Nightingale
 45
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Unknown 11 (AKA Worm Skin)
 24
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
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Doug Redosh
Golden, CO
Doug Redosh   Golden, CO
Near the solstice, the bottom of the rock is in the shade, and therefore cold! Dec 18, 2009
Rob Westfall
Denver, CO
Rob Westfall   Denver, CO
Lots of loose stuff on the hike up there. Ill advised spot for canines - but Hankdog got out unscathed. Mar 23, 2010
Phill T  
Great little rock, if there were more routes in the vicinity these would very popular. Nov 27, 2011
Jay Samuelson
Denver CO
Jay Samuelson   Denver CO
Hey Phill, did you notice Prestige Worldwide Wall? There's a couple of fun routes up there to be done, about a two minute hike from Nightworm Pinnacle. Nov 27, 2011

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