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.
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.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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
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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Silver Spoon 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a CO : Colorado Springs : ... : East Side
The Drug Wall is the smooth slab capped by a roof to the left of a gully on South Gateway Rock directly across from North Gateway Rock. Silver Spooon climbs past a few bolts and drilled angles up the slab and then traverses underneath the roof to the gully. This felt pretty hard for 5.5 slab (I thought it was harder than the Finger Ramp 5.7), and the landing is bad if you fall before the first bolt, but after that it protects pretty well. Easy sandstone slab climbing doesn't get ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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