Elevation: 7,682 ft
GPS: 38.787, -104.907 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 18,540 total · 79/month
Shared By: Julian Smith on Jan 1, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Reopened after flood damage! Details

Description

This excellent piece of granite is located in the upper part of North Cheyenne Canyon, above Helen Hunt Falls. It offers some of the best and most convenient slab climbing in the Pikes Peak region. The rock is very solid and compact. The routes offer mostly bolt protection, but as with slab routes, some of them are more sporty than sport. A rack of quick draws and a single rope should be all that is needed to enjoy the 13 or so routes located here. In winter, a moderate, 2 pitch ice climb forms below the slab. Most of the routes go to the summit of the slab. Tops ropes can be arranged on some routes after first leading them. See Garden of the Gods - Pikes Peak - Colorado by Bob D'Antonio 1996 for a reference.

Getting There

Follow the directions for North Cheyenne Canyon. Drive US 24, go S on Cresta Rd, go W on N Cheyenne Canyon Rd. Helen Hunt Falls is located at the top of the canyon. Park at the visitor center, and hike up the signed trail to the top of the falls. Scramble through some bushes at the top of the overlook to the base of the cliff.

List of Routes

L->R (until the update):

A. Silver Left, 6, 130'.
B. Tunnel Vision, 7, 5 bolts & gear.
C. Ladder Route, 6, bolts.
D. Robertson Wall, 7 R, 4 bolts.
E. Chronic Bedwetter, 7, 6 bolts & gear.
F1. Hesistation Slab, 7 R, 3-4 bolts.
F2. Reality Check, 8, 9 bolts. Probably easiest to identify.
G. Dihedral Route, 7, gear.
H. Johnson Route, 10+, bolts, 2p.
I. Black Science, 10, 2p, bolts.
J. Unknown, bolts.
K. Intensive Care, 8, bolts, 200'.
L. Lake Liquor, bolts.
M. Old Boy's Club, bolts & pin.
N. Unknown, bolts.

11 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Silver Cascade Slab aka Hesitation Slab

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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 33
Reality Check
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Black Science
Sport 2 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 12
Johnson Route
Sport 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Reality Check
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Black Science
 5
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
Johnson Route
 12
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport 2 pitches
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