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Southwest Face / Finger Face

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Clip It or Skip It (aka Skip It or Clip It) S 
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Lower Finger Direct TR 
Lower Finger Traverse S 
No Ethics Required S 
Pig Dreams T 
Place in the Sun S 
Son of Tidricks S 
Tidrick's T,S 
Upper Finger Direct S,TR 
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Southwest Face / Finger Face 


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Elevation: 6,045'
Location: 38.87889, -104.88096 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Leo Paik on Nov 7, 2011
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  • Description 

    This is an organizational entry to help with L->R sorting that would not otherwise work for this crag. These are routes that ascend above the Tourist Gully (a low angle ramp starting at the south end of North Gateway Rock) and are above the right end of the West Face.

    These include routes from Seam Wall to Psychedelic Grandma / Bad But Harry.


    Getting There 

    Park at the North Main Parking Lot and walk around the south end of North Gateway Rock to get to the Tourist Gully ramp. Carefully ascend 3rd class terrain (which can get sandy) to access these routes. There are some large eyebolts along the ramp that facilitate belaying more safely.


    Climbing Season


    12 Total Routes


    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
    ['<=5.6',0],['5.7',2],['5.8',3],['5.9',3],['5.10',3],['5.11',1],['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 Southwest Face / Finger Face:
    Finger Ramp   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
    Tidrick's   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 190'   
    Chatters   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
    No Ethics Required   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
    Lower Finger Direct   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b X     TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
    Browse More Classics in Southwest Face / Finger Face

    Featured Route For Southwest Face / Finger Face
    Micah on the run to the anchors, finishing my lead.  Thanks for taking it on!

    Chatters 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13  CO : Colorado Springs : ... : Southwest Face / Finger Fac...
    After securing your belayer to the second large eyebolt on Tourist Gully, begin the climb up thin, hollow, flaky, Garden-type slab climbing to a small bulge near the second piton. From there, you can progress over the bulge straight through or do a funky right layback. A few more 5.9 moves will get you to the last bolt before a scary runout left traverse to the anchors. Don't be scared.... It's not as bad as it sounds (as long as you don't fall)....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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