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West Side

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Credibility Gap S 
Green Arrow T 
Insignificant But There T 
Kor's Korner T,S 
Pipe Dreams T,S 
Pipe Route S 
Practice Slab TR 
Short Headwall T 
West Point Crack T 

West Side Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,065'
Location: 38.87785, -104.88069 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 Oct 26, 2011

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Sun cresting over the southern Gateway.

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This is a reorganizational entry (thanks to Micah) to help facilitate the L->R sorting, because it "really doesn't make sense when you are going pretty much around an entire rock." This subarea will include routes from the West side.

Some of the rock on this face is Fountain Formation sandstone, like on P1 of West Point Crack, and is thus more solid than in much of The Garden.

This face has great views of Pike's Peak.

Getting There 

Park to the west of the formation. Hike up established trails to your route.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.8 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in West Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for West Side:
West Point Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Trad, 3 pitches   
Credibility Gap   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 2 pitches   
Kor's Korner   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   
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Featured Route For West Side
Rock Climbing Photo: Stephanie Marr working up the first pitch of West ...

West Point Crack 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c CO : Colorado Springs : ... : West Side
Part of a large flake on the South Gateway Rock, it forms into a separate column near the top.P1. The start is tricky, on a rough overhang. The old drilled pins have been replaced with 3 modern bolts. There is a thin belay stance about halfway up the length of the column. 50', 5.7.P2. Ascend the crack that becomes a chimney passing 2 drilled pins. The best part is after you finish the chimney section and end the second pitch by pulling left onto the top of the column. The view is awesome, an...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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