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Wolcott Spire Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 7,500'
Location: 39.69977, -106.74443 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: A view from the base.

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Description 

This is the funny, little, hoodoo spire that is seen on the North Side of the Eagle-Wolcott Canyon from I-70.

It has chossy sandstone, but you point it out to your friends as you drive by.

Getting There 

Exit I-70 at Wollcot and head west on US Hwy 6. Take a dirt road (55) under I-70, and go east on the north dirt frontage road. Stop at the drainage leading up. It is somewhat of an adventure working up the drainage due to loose, muddy, wash walls and such. Keep heading up to the spire.

Climbing Season

For the Wolcott Crags and Boulders area.

Weather station 5.2 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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Featured Route For Wolcott Spire
Rock Climbing Photo: North Face route (5.9+/5.10a) of the Wolcott Spire...

North Face 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  Colorado : Eagle/Vail/Minturn/Red Clif... : ... : Wolcott Spire
This is a fun, albeit harder, adventurous alternative to the summit of the Wolcott Spire.A good nut can protect the lower 15' bouldery face climb start (5.9+/5.10a) to the ledge/undercling 20' off the ground. Get good pro (cams) in the cracks under the roof/undercling, and traverse right to the obvious weakness in the north face. Two cam placements and a few 5.9 overhang moves will put you onto the last 15' of the original Corkscrew Route to the summit. Be careful what you pull on and check ever...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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Rock Climbing Photo: A view from the parking area.
BETA PHOTO: A view from the parking area.

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By Jeremy Vimmerstedt
From: Gypsum, Colorado
Apr 7, 2015
Huge choss pile and probably more dangerous than I treated it. I can say I climbed it, but I won't ever again.

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