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Submitted By: Luke Childers on Jan 14, 2010
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Description 

This is a great winter spot. It gets early morning sun, and it stays for a good while. Spring and Fall will probably be best for climbing on this formation.

Getting There 

This feature is located uphill and in between "The Primo Wall" and "The Crystal Tower."

The best approach will depend on what time of the year it is. You cross the river in different places during the winter but spring, summer, and early fall one would use the Tyrolean traverse located by "The Armory."

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.4 miles from here

2 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Guppy:
Spinner Bait   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
My Significant Other   5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
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Featured Route For The Guppy
My Significant Other.

My Significant Other 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a  CO : Golden : ... : The Guppy
Squeeze, crimp, and slap your way up the right side arete. Underclings, gastons, slopers, and crimps await your fingers with steeper-than-it-looks angles to keep it interesting. Continue all the way along the arete and up over the nose - reaching the mouth of the Guppy for a thank-god, fish-hook jug....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Located on "The Guppy" Luke Childers on the F.A. of what would become "Spinner Bait." The formations 1st line.  <br /> <br />Photo by: Jaime Childers.
Located on "The Guppy" Luke Childers on ...
"The Guppy" as seen from "The Primo Wall" far right side and looking uphill.
BETA PHOTO: "The Guppy" as seen from "The Primo...
Located on "The Guppy" Luke Childers on the F.A. of what would become "Spinner Bait." The formations 1st line.  <br /> <br />Photo by: Jaime Childers.
Located on "The Guppy" Luke Childers on ...
Located on "The Guppy" Luke Childers on the F.A. of what would become "Spinner Bait." The formations 1st line.  <br /> <br />Photo by: Jaime Childers.
Located on "The Guppy" Luke Childers on ...
Photo beta for "Fish Taco" located on "The Guppy" near "The Primo Wall." <br /> <br /><em>Eds. note that the line Fish Taco has had its bolts removed by the FA.</em>
BETA PHOTO: Photo beta for "Fish Taco" located on &q...

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By Luke Childers
Jan 17, 2010
Yes... Jason is so right!! A HELMET is a MUST until the starting ledge and the 1st few feet of "Spinner Bait" are fully clean of any lose rock!!! For now, climb here with care or just wait a few weeks until I find the time to go and clean the lose rock from the ledges and wall to a safe state!!!

The climbing is great and the stone is good, however, a very small band of lose rock at the start of the routes needs to be cleaned really well to gain the supper stone safely. It will be worth the effort to climb here is a few weeks and the two climbs here are great!! They are just a little unsafe at this present moment. So have fun and enjoy but for now where a helmet while belaying or even climbing at "The Guppy" formation.

Thanks, Luke Childers
By K-dub
Jan 29, 2011
That arete route with the tag looks cooooool... I want to rockclimb that rockclimb.