Sun cresting over the southern Gateway.
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.
Park to the west of the formation. Hike up established trails to your route.
Weather station 5.8 miles from here
9 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in West Side
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for West Side:
Kor's Korner 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 200'
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Kor's Korner 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a CO
: Colorado Springs
: ... : West Side
P1 .12a/b Start by climbing up to the chimney of Sandman, then begin to traverse to the right to a piton, clip a LONG runner to prevent rope drag. Turn the corner and work your way to the crack that goes up the spire. This face climbing is the crux and is protected by drilled pins. Work your way up the beautiful crack passing a couple of pins higher to the belay. Stoppers and #1-#2 Friends protect the crack nicely. P2 .11a, Climb the face above following the pins, then traverse to th...[more] Browse More Classics in CO