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.
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.
, 8, 1p, 80', gear.
D. Unknown 11
, 11-, 1p, 80', bolts & pins.
Weather station 5.5 miles from here
4 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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Night Crawler 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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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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BETA PHOTO: View of Night Worm from the road.
Andrea on the left side of Nightworm.
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.