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L to R R to L Alpha
Badgersaurus S 
Fly High S 
Fly Low S 
Grizz, The S 
Groove Town S 
Land of the Lost S 
Pound Town S 
Vagini S 
Vagini Direct S 

Low Wire Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 6,416'
Location: 39.73748, -105.31957 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Ethan Davis on May 3, 2015  with updates from Derek Young and 1 more
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Description 

Low Wire is a quiet crag beneath the busy lines of High Wire. It has great rock and a nice selection of grades. Low Wire is deeper in the canyon and receives less sun. It gets afternoon shade. Please be aware of loose rock in the area to use caution and careful footing to avoid and slipping/falls or other loose rock catastrophes.

L->R:

A. The Grizz, 13, 1p, 50', bolts.
B. Land of the Lost, 11, 1p, 90', bolts.
CD. Fly Low, 12-, 1p, 100', bolts.
D. Fly High, 9, 1p, 45', bolts.
E1. Vagini Direct, 11+, 1p, 65', bolts.
E2. Vagini, 10, 1p, 65', bolts.
F. Badgersaurus, 12-, 1p, 40', bolts.
GH. Groove Town, 12-, 1p, 35', bolts.
H. Pound Town, 12, 1p, 35', bolts.

Getting There 

Park on the east side of Tunnel 2 across from the New River Wall using the same parking as Highlander, High Wire, Right Wire, etc. Walk to the tunnel, cross the road, and climb up the scramble to the base of the High Wire crag. After passing the very large overhanging roof that covers half of the main sector of High Wire (on your right), scramble downhill to find a few bolted lines and a fixed line that will start at the base of Vagini (5.10c). The approach time is ~15 minutes.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.1 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',1],['5.11',2],['5.12',4],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Low Wire

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Low Wire:
Fly High   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Vagini   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Land of the Lost   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Vagini Direct   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Badgersaurus   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Fly Low   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Pound Town   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
The Grizz   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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By Garrett Garner-Wells
From: Denver, CO
Jan 12, 2017
I found a cell phone here yesterday afternoon. Message me with a description if it's yours!

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