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Low Spark of High Wire Crag

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Low Spark of High Wire Crag  


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Location: 39.7374, -105.31966 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

This area is the general description for the rock outcrops below High Wire. The rock rises out of river and is located 100 feet below and right (north) of the Wall of Justice, and directly below High Wire. In general the rock is comprised of discontinuous faces and cracks, but there may be a worthwhile route in the chaos.

Getting There 

During low tide, it may be possible to walk south along the river from the west side of the tunnel #2 bridge.

During high tide, you will need to scramble up to the High Wire Crag, follow the trail south to the Wall of Justice, continue south past the Wall of Justice, scramble down to the river when possible, and then scramble north along the river passing directly below the Wall of Justice. Depending on your disposition you will either find this scramble fun, or you will be in a pretty bad mood by the time you reach the base. Think fun and adventure.

Routes: 

A. May D&F, 4, 1p, 70', gear.
B. I'll Be Back Crack, 9, 1p, 70', gear.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.1 miles from here

2 Total Routes

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Featured Route For Low Spark of High Wire Crag
MayD&F.

MayD&F 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c  CO : Golden : ... : Low Spark of High Wire Crag
This looks & climbs like a broken escalator.Follow a prominent, right-facing corner with a clean crack that diagonals from left to right and follows a smooth ramp. The climb is about 70 feet long. The crack provides some nice jams. If you happen to be walking north along the west side of the river below High Wire, this ramp is likely the last easy way out if the river is too high. This would be a great beginner trad route if the approach wasn't so difficult.Exit: After topping out, carefull...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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