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High Profile Wall Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,900'
Location: 39.73534, -105.35961 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Apr 24, 2002
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High Profile Wall is a funky crag with several, seldom climbed, Clear Creek test pieces. This crag appears to sit almost on top of the road and its clean, main wall faces West and North. Hungry Wolf and Stuffed Wolf are a pair of well bolted 5.13s that are less than half a rope length and share an anchor. Puppy Chow is ostensibly a top rope problem, although getting the TR set up would seem more challenging than it was worth. Scramble up to a rough ledge via an exposed 50 foot 5.1 face. This scramble can be protected with a few wires if that seems prudent. HPW is a good spot to work out some hard moves with minimal commitment and an endless stream of onlookers to cheer you on.

Getting There 

8.2 miles West of the intersection of US 6, CO 58, and CO 93 is a pullout on the South side of the road. This can be used for both the High Profile Wall and A Little Piece of South Dakota. It is necessary to wade across the stream for both crags. The best spot for wading varies with the season but is usually up-stream of HPW.


A. Mouse Meat, 10-, 1p, 72', bolts.
B. Puppy Chow, 10, 1p, TR.
C1. Teen Wolf, 12, 1p, 50', bolts.
C2. Hungry Wolf, 13, 1p, 60', bolts.
DC. Stuffed Wolf, 13, 1p, bolts.
E. Crack, ?, 1p, gear.
F. Crack, ?, 1p, gear.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.1 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in High Profile Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for High Profile Wall:
Hungry Wolf   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Stuffed Wolf   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Hungry Wolf 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b  CO : Golden : ... : High Profile Wall
(This appears on page 146 of the Mabe guidebook.)"Until the mid '90s, this was the only route at High Profile. Start with the angling crack and continue up the past-vertical wall. Stout."Start left of the direct variation, Stuffed Wolf and climb moderate ledges. Make either a slow, deliberate transfer or a wild huck out to the positive rail out right, and continue up the feature until you once again need to transfer right into the crux of the route. Do a series of finger locks and t...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Allen Chaney
Apr 8, 2013
Anyone know what the new line on this formation is? Driving through the canyon yesterday I saw a line with project draws to the left of the Wolf routes... looks pretty rad!
By adampeters
From: Golden, Colorado
Apr 8, 2013
Someone has draws on Mouse Meat, there is no project.
By George Bracksieck
Mar 24, 2015
In the '70s, I rope-soloed the two short cracks that face upstream. Those are mostly parallel-sided and were hard to protect without cams.
By Patrick Pharo
From: Boulder, CO
Mar 25, 2015
Any input on the left finish for Hungry Wolf? I did it yesterday and thought it was a nice addition to the wall. It still has the big boulder problem on Hungry Wolf, followed up by some decent crack/face climbing that will continue to clean up.
By Kevin Capps
From: Golden, CO
Mar 27, 2015
Patrick, I thought the variation up left is a cool way to keep things in the 12b area, since you don't pull any of the crux moves up higher. Pretty cool variation. Not sure who bolted it.
By derek peavey
Mar 29, 2015
The left finish to Hungry Wolf is called Teen Wolf. F.A. D. Peavey. Glad you guys liked it, thought it turned out well.
By Mr. Nick
Nov 2, 2015
"Mouse Meat" is no longer perma-drawed as of 11.2.15.

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