BETA PHOTO: Nightworm Pinnacle. The handcrack is obvious.
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.
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.
This route follows the left edge of the rock. You are right on the arete near the top. Pulling through the little roofs at the bottom is fun. I thought the crux was above on the slab.Per Tom Lekan - beware of a large, loose block low on this climb!...[more]Browse More Classics in CO