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Southwest Face / Finger Face

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Chatters S 
Clip It or Skip It (aka Skip It or Clip It) S 
Finger Ramp S 
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 
Upper Finger Traverse S 
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Southwest Face / Finger Face Rock Climbing 

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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 (sitewide)
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

    Weather station 5.8 miles from here

    12 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

    Classic Climbing Routes in Southwest Face / Finger Face

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing 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'   
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    Featured Route For Southwest Face / Finger Face
    Rock Climbing Photo: Working my way up Lower Finger Direct.

    Lower Finger Direct 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b CO : Colorado Springs : ... : Southwest Face / Finger Fac...
    This would be a bold lead indeed, with only a single unreliable drilled angle (placed after the FA) near the crux. A fall below the pin would probably result in, at best, a ride to the hospital. It is best done as a TR after climbing Finger Ramp or Lower Finger Traverse, and definitely worth doing when set up in this fashion.Climb straight up the improbable slab directly beneath the anchor in the finger alcove, moving slightly left and then back right. Because the rock is a b...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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