Milk Creek (aka Wolcott Navajo Band - East) Rock Climbing
Routes in Milk Creek (aka Wolcott Navajo Band - East)
|5.7 T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|5.8 Hand Jams T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|5.9 T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Dog Leash Harness T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Slanty Hands T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Walkin' On Air T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Wolcott Great Roof aka Bob Scarpelli Crack T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a|
|GPS:||39.714, -106.71 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||Drew Spaulding on Oct 5, 2014|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThe Wolcott Navajo Bands - (East and West) are the lower, red Navajo bands that are split by Milk Creek. Milk Creek is the (sometimes) dry desert wash that drains into the Eagle River from the north, located west (downstream) of the main Wolcott Boulders area on US Highway 6. The climbing on these Navajo bands is better than it looks and is reminiscent of the famous crack climbs of the Utah desert. Although short (50'-90'), the climbs are mostly beautiful dihedrals with fingers-hand sized cracks that require real desert techniques. It is a fun, challenging area! I established 3 new climbs here years ago and would like to record the information here....
Trestle and CMC areas are off limits. Details
The entire Trestle and CMC areas are now off-limits. The house finally sold and the new owners are more than happy to call the cops on climbers and fishermen (even for trespassing on land that is not theirs!).
Getting ThereThe best approach is to park for the main Wolcott bouldering area off of US Hwy 6. Walk through the campground upstream, and take the trestle crossing approach as for the upper Dakota bands of rock. Walk further down the tracks to the Milk Creek drainage. There is an established trail to the East side of Milk Creek that brings you right under the Wolcott Navajo Band - East. Expect a 20 minute hike.
Classic Climbing Routes at Milk Creek (aka Wolcott Navajo Band - East)
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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