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Wiggins' Wall  


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Elevation: 6,600'
Location: 38.8409, -104.8853 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Wiggins' Wall, named for late local climber Earl Wiggins, is the biggest cliff in Red Rock Canyon (from the guidebook). It's the second to last wall going south on the right side of the canyon. It is very secluded, and be prepared to hike up to it. Use the belay bolts on the routes, they 're a bit high, but it's basically just a class-3 hike to get there.

This crag faces East, so it drops into the shade by 230pm or so.

Getting There 

You can reach the wall using the climber access path off the main canyon trail. Pretty much turn right just before you reach the Cave on your left and follow the trail up to a great shady area near some junipers. Watch out for the poison ivy plants out there though, they aren't too close to the trail, but you should still be careful.

L->R: 

A1. Fringe of Death, 10-, 1p, 100', bolts.
A2. Green Squared, 10+, 1p, 100'+, bolts.
A3. The Youth, 9+, 1p, 125', bolts.
BA3. Moon Age, 9+, 1p, 120', bolts.
B. Mo Verde, 7, 1p, 125', bolts.
C. Smear Campaign, 7, 1p, 100', bolts.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.2 miles from here

6 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',2],['5.8',0],['5.9',3],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=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 Wiggins' Wall:
Mo Verde   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 125'   
Smear Campaign   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
The Youth   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 125'   
Moon Age   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   
Fringe of Death   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Green Squared   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Featured Route For Wiggins' Wall
Looking down from the anchors on "Smear Campa...

Smear Campaign 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  CO : Colorado Springs : ... : Wiggins' Wall
From the guidebook: Excellent moderate route on the right side of the face. Begin by scrambling up to a 1-bolt anchor in a scoop below central wall. Traverse right on third class rock for 60 feet to a bolt at a small belay stance. Smear up the undulating slab above to a headwall. Work up right along a line of flakes to a hole with a large crystal-line xenolith ("strange rock"). Anchors are on a narrow shelf above.Caution: The flake towards the top is loose....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Dan Petty
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Nov 11, 2010
Lat/Long: 38.840852, -104.88531.