Wes climbing Cowbot Boot Crack, August '10.
This is a reorganizational entry to allow for L->R: sorting of the routes to make sense, we'll create an entry for the west face.
Some of this complicated face makes L->R sorting very difficult. To help with allowing L->R sorting, we'll break off the Southwest Face / Finger Face and routes above the Tourist Gully to a distinct area. In addition, the lowest area below the overhung wall makes for difficult L->R sorting, and we'll keep that area unsorted relative to the rest of the face.
This subarea will include routes from The Pillar Climb
to Water Crack.
This subarea has the bulk of the routes on North Gateway Rock. Some of it is subject to raptor closures, so make sure you are compliant with the regulations.
It is bathed in afternoon sunshine.
Park at the North Main Parking Lot. Walk up a designated trail to your desired route.
Weather station 5.8 miles from here
15 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in West Face
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for West Face:
Men at Work 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 105'
The Zipper 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
A0 PG13 Trad, Sport, Aid, 3 pitches, 250'
Featured Route For West Face
Men at Work 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c CO
: Colorado Springs
: ... : West Face
Climb the handcrack until level with some pockets and a drilled pin is up and right, place a cam or two (double ropes would be very useful here, otherwise you must runner this piece until it is virtually useless) and head right and up, supplementing the poor pin with some strategic tricams (three smallest). Head straight up, discovering a welcome pin drilled inside a pothole. Encounter the one move 5.11 crux dyno (the route goes at 5.9 A0 by pulling and standing on the pin here) which is very...[more] Browse More Classics in CO