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Location: 39.73785, -105.31803 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Quinn Stevens on Jan 1, 2001


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Twitch Rock is a small formation just below Highwire Crag that contains two routes; Twitch (5.12d) and an unknown project. Here you'll find a nice vantage point of Highwire Crag and The River Wall. The rock is solid and gently overhanging with some excellent shade provided by a nearby tree.

Getting There 

Park at the large pullout before tunnel two, right across from the New River Formation. Walk along the road, cross the bridge, and head down and right as if you're going to Highlander or Sonic Youth. At about 100 yards, you'll have a trail option to take a direct left, heading up a steep hillside. You should be able to see Twitch, on a gently overhanging rock behind a large tree. From your car, this only takes 5-10 minutes.


A. Stone Cold Kil Laz, 12, 1p, ~75', bolts.

B. G'Owen Rogue, 9+, 1p, 50', bolts.
BC. The Dream Variation, 10-, 1p, 55', bolts.
D. Project, 12-?, 1p, bolts.
E1. Twitch, 12+, 1p, bolts.
E2F. Unknown, project, 1p, bolts.
F. Prowler, 14-, 1p, 35', bolts.
G. Unknown, 12, 1p, bolts.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.0 miles from here

4 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Twitch Rock:
The Dream Variation   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
Twitch   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Prowler   5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
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Featured Route For Twitch Rock

Twitch 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b  CO : Golden : ... : Twitch Rock
Twitch is a fantastic line with hard moves on great rock. The route on the left (middle section of the wall) is Twitch. This is a very thin and powerful route that is in your face early on. An intricate crux sequence leads you through ultra thin fingers to a final deadpoint. Close attention to balance and power will see you through this overhung challenge. Finish on easy rock to the anchors....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Photos of Twitch Rock Slideshow Add Photo
Ben working the crux sequence.
Ben working the crux sequence.
Twitch Rock from the road.
Twitch Rock from the road.

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By Allen Chaney
Jun 30, 2014
Has anyone done the route that starts on Twitch then heads right around the 3rd bolt towards the Prowler anchor?
By Jay Samuelson
From: Denver CO
Jul 7, 2014
Luke Childers bolted the link up from Twitch to Prowler, it's an open project. Have fun!
By Train4life
From: Boulder, CO
Jul 9, 2014
Last question...what are the bolts to the Right of Prowler? It looks like a project!
By Jay Samuelson
From: Denver CO
Jul 9, 2014
Not sure about that one, I thought it was a 5.12 that's been done before but probably not in a long long time. Then again the description on this page says it's a project, so who knows....
By half-pad-mini-jug
From: crauschville
Jul 21, 2014
The route right of the Prowler goes at 12b/c, and I believe Piz has the FA.
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