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'
Featured Route For West Side
Credibility Gap 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a CO
: Colorado Springs
: ... : West Side
The route begins behind a large boulder about 70' to the right of West Point Crack. The first piton if reached by getting between the boulder and South Gateway Rock and climbing up and left on a steep ramp. From there, follow the obvious line where the white and red sandstone meet and form a crack/edge. This leads to a face climb protected by 4 pins straight up to double anchors. Rap from the anchors or continue up the second pitch.I have never done the second pitch, but it is ra...[more] Browse More Classics in CO