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',2],['1 Star',3],['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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West Point Crack 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
: 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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