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North End Pinnacle

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Borderline Direct T 
Keyhole Route T 
Ziggy Stardust S 

North End Pinnacle  


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Description 

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



Weather station 6.3 miles from here

3 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',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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Borderline Direct climbs up the cave-like feature ...

Borderline Direct 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  CO : Colorado Springs : ... : North End Pinnacle
This is a fun climb with good rock, but beware, it's harder than it looks from the ground. The climbing is technical and sustained for the first 30 feet, and gets steeper until you clear the overhang (which feels like a large roof at the lip). The first piton is good, but don't blow it getting there. I placed a #4 Camalot to protect the first move, but this soon becomes worthless, and you might want it higher up. Above the first piton, you can get a great #8 Stopper at the lip of...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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