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Nightworm Pinnacle

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Nightworm Pinnacle 

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Submitted By: Jay Eggleston on Jun 20, 2009
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BETA PHOTO: Nightworm Pinnacle. The handcrack is obvious.
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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.

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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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'   
Night Crawler   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
Unknown 11   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Night Crawler 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c CO : Golden : ... : Nightworm Pinnacle
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

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View of Night Worm from the road.
BETA PHOTO: View of Night Worm from the road.
Andrea on the left side of Nightworm.
Andrea on the left side of Nightworm.
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By Doug Redosh
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.