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 climbs up a slab in the center of the rock to below a small roof. Climb the roof (crux). After the roof move left to the handcrack and easier climbing. The crack is really fun climbing....[more]Browse More Classics in CO