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Nightworm Pinnacle

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Nightworm Pinnacle Rock Climbing 

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Location: 39.74161, -105.34515 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Jay Eggleston on Jun 20, 2009
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BETA PHOTO: View of Night Worm from the road.

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This is a nice little pinnacle with three routes including a perfect, easy, handcrack. The rock faces south and does get a lot of sun. It is typical Clear Creek Canyon Gniess. 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 top rope.

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.


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, 11-, 1p, 80', bolts & pins.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.5 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Nightworm Pinnacle

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Nightworm Pinnacle:
Arety-ret Flakey Fest   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Nightingale   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Unknown 11   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Featured Route For Nightworm Pinnacle
Rock Climbing Photo: Cindy enjoying a top rope.  She is just below the ...

Unknown 11 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  Colorado : Golden : ... : Nightworm Pinnacle
The route starts on the right side of the rock. A bolt protects the initial slab move up to the small overhang. Exit the overhang to the right and follow four more bolts up the face. The crux is at the fourth bolt where the rock steepens. The climbing here involves small edges and lots of crimpin'. Be careful of the small flake below the 5th bolt. It flexes when pulled on and if it breaks the route will get harder....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

Photos of Nightworm Pinnacle Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Andrea on the left side of Nightworm.
Andrea on the left side of Nightworm.
Rock Climbing Photo: Nightworm Pinnacle.  The handcrack is obvious.
BETA PHOTO: Nightworm Pinnacle. The handcrack is obvious.

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By Doug Redosh
From: Golden, CO
Dec 18, 2009
Near the solstice, the bottom of the rock is in the shade, and therefore cold!
By Rob Westfall
From: Denver, CO
Mar 23, 2010
Lots of loose stuff on the hike up there. Ill advised spot for canines - but Hankdog got out unscathed.
By Phill T
Nov 27, 2011
Great little rock, if there were more routes in the vicinity these would very popular.
By Jay Samuelson
From: Denver CO
Nov 27, 2011
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.

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