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West Side

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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 


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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
Submitted By: Leo Paik on Oct 26, 2011
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Description 

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.


9 Total Routes


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

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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
I copied this photo from the South Gateway Rock page and added the yellow line showing the Pipe Route, and the red line showing the second pitch of the Indian Head route.  I hope it helps.

Pipe Route 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b CO : Colorado Springs : ... : West Side
This is an exciting route that goes up the steep white face of the Indian Head formation, right of West Point Crack. It begins at an overhang with a new bolt just off the ground.P1) Crank the overhang, then continue up on easier terrain past a thread for some protection, and another new bolt. Step right to a crack where you can place a #4 Camalot, then continue up to another new bolt. (At this point, the Indian Head Route continues straight up). Traverse right past 2 drill...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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