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Checkered Demon T 
Face Shot T 
Gigantor S 
Houser Arete T 
Luna 12 S 
Ruby and the Dykes T 
Some Assembly Required S 
Take a Hike S 
Yonkers S 

Checkered Demon  

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Submitted By: Ben Folsom on Aug 27, 2007


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This wall is the West facing wall to the West of The Gallstone and Southwest of Elephant Rock. Recently Re-opened to climbing.

Getting There 

Park at the Elephant rock parking and walk left around the front of Elephant rock and then to the West around the North side of the Checkered Demon.

Climbing Season

For the City of Rocks area.

Weather station 14.6 miles from here

9 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Checkered Demon:
Face Shot   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Houser Arete   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Checkered Demon   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Take a Hike   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 80'   
Gigantor   5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Featured Route For Checkered Demon
Andrew coming off of Gigantor.

Gigantor 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c  ID : City of Rocks : Checkered Demon
On the right side of Checkered Demon, next to 'Take a Hike' 12d, is an amazing series of dirt-red patina plates. Gigantor begins on a 25 ft. high flake / ledge and climbs through these plates directly to the top of the feature. The climb is characterized by long, powerful moves between the plates, balance intensive footwork and a spicy finish.Few good rests exist, and the climbing tends to get more difficult as you gain altitude. Unlike its neighbor 'Take a Hike' this climb is generally free of ...[more]   Browse More Classics in ID

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By Mike Anderson
From: Colorado Springs, CO
May 14, 2012
This is an awesome crag! All the routes are great, and it's a nice hangout, with some of the coolest boulders I've seen at the City.
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