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East Side

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Candyman S 
Cocaine S 
Cold Turkeys S 
Corridor Traverse, The 
Crescent Corner S 
Deal, The S 
Fixer, The S 
Mighty Thor S 
Ninety-Nine Per Cent Pure S 
Pure Energy S 
Rocket Fuel S 
Sign Of The Times S 
Silver Spoon S 
There Goes The Neighborhood S 
Tutor S 

East Side Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,065'
Location: 38.87784, -104.88019 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Leo Paik on Oct 26, 2011
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This is a reorganizational entry (thanks to Micah) to help facilitate the L->R sorting, because it "really doesn't make sense when you are going pretty much around an entire rock." This subarea will include routes from the East Side.

Getting There 

Park on the east side of the formation or the main parking area. From the main parking area, walk past North Gateway Rock to South Gateway just across the paved trail. Hike up established trails to get to your route.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.8 miles from here

15 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in East Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for East Side:
Silver Spoon   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Crescent Corner   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 2 pitches   
Cocaine   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Sign Of The Times   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Mighty Thor   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Candyman   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Rocket Fuel   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
The Deal   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Featured Route For East Side
Rock Climbing Photo: Derek Kruse gets a nip of Rocket Fuel and takes of...

Rocket Fuel 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  CO : Colorado Springs : ... : East Side
This route is located on the east side of South Gateway Rock on the Drug Wall. The fastest way to get there is to park at the main parking area on the north side of the loop. Rocket Fuel will be on the left side of the cement path just before you get to the Twin Spires formation. The route works its way up the slab to a face climb left of the blocky roofs that make up Crescent Corner. Also left of Might Thor (seam next to Crescent Corner).Difficult slab/thin edge climbing at the bottom to a ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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