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North End Pinnacle

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North End Pinnacle  

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This is a subarea entry to help facilitate the L->R ordering of routes, since this massif belies ordinary organization.

The routes here are on the East Face of Keyhole Rock, which is listed as "Sleeping Giant" on the park map.

The complicating part of this reorganization is that some routes on the West face of Keyhole Rock are also on the North End Pinnacle. So, to try to keep this reorganization with contiguous subformations, we'll put the routes on the West face of North End Pinnacle here.

We'll organize the routes here from South Ridge Of The North Pinnacle, 5 X, to Direct Start, 6, wrapping around from the South to East to North to West faces.

Getting There 

There are parking spots to the Northwest and South of the formation on Juniper Way Loop that circles around to the West of the climbing formations. Parking at either and a short hike on trail and then off trail briefly will lead you to below this face.

However, the park is small, so you could easily walk from the North main parking area between North and South Gateway Rocks and head south past Montezuma's Tower and then Keyhole Rock.

There is a ledge system from the north end that traverses under this face.

Climbing Season

For the Garden of the Gods area.

Weather station 6.3 miles from here

3 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for North End Pinnacle:
Ziggy Stardust   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Borderline Direct   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Keyhole Route 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b  CO : Colorado Springs : ... : North End Pinnacle
The Keyhole Route climbs up the West Face of Keyhole Rock, up to and under the arch that gives the formation its name. The guidebook calls this 3rd or 4th class. I thought it seemed a bit harder, like maybe even 5.6 or so. It's a cool climb to do, but there's no protection. So, either free-solo it as I did, or if you're bringing a partner, expect to free-solo on lead and just drag the rope up with you. Approach from the north end of Keyhole Rock and traverse a ledge system along the West Fac...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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