North Cheyenne Canyon is a city of Colorado Springs park that is known as more of a rock climbing area than for ice. However, during the colder months of the year, there are a couple of waterfalls and drainages that can freeze up to offer some interesting bits of climbing. It is a great place to go if conditions are right and you donít want to travel to some of the more far flung destinations to the North or West of town. Though there is not so much ice, it is a really good place to learn to climb, especially on Silver Cascade Falls, Saint Maryís Falls, or Helen Hunt Falls. The more advanced climber will probably appreciate attempting the Phantom, when it can be found in good condition. The West face of the Pinnacle can also offer a good winter alpine climbing experience.
Getting to North Cheyenne Canyon is a breeze. From Colorado Springs, exit Interstate 25 onto US Highway 24 west. Turn left or south on 21st street. Turn right or west on Cheyenne Blvd. Follow this until North Cheyenne Canyon Road splits back to the right. Most of the climbing is along this road. The Graduation Boulder is an easy to find landmark. Above it, across the creek is the Pinnacle. It is very easy to spot and has a wonderful 4 pitch up its north face called the Army Route.
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Silver Cascade Falls is a wonderful place for a quick, get-away romp over some moderate grade ice that is oh-so close to Colorado Springs. Merely drive to the top of Cheyenne Canyon and park at the Helen Hunt Falls trailhead. From there, it is only a few minutes walk to the base of the falls. Sporting moderately steep, this is a wonderful place to take someone to learn the basics of ice climbing or to get in a quick lap or two when you canít get away from town.From the parking lot at the trailhe...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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