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Squeezepenny Rib-Fest T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
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Shared By: Darin Lang on May 13, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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A chossy brown granite dome, located on Old Stage Road generally on the SW side of Pikes' Peak.

Getting There

Follow the directions in Bob D'Antonio's Garden of the Gods/Pikes' Peak guidebook, as if you were going to the Martyr. Fail to find the Martyr based on said directions, and keep going on Old Stage Road until you reach a fairly level stretch of road right after a tunnel (approximately 18 miles from the Broadmoor). Locate a high concentration of slabby domes composed of brownish granite. See picture below to locate the precise crag - it is easily identified from the road. Bushwhack your way to the base of the crag, avoiding the obvious barbed wire fences delineating the private property abundant in this area

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Joshua Balke
Colorado Springs
Joshua Balke   Colorado Springs
I spoke directly with the NF and confirmed that this is NOT on private property if said crag is in Cathedral Park. However, access directly off of Old Stage Road does cross private property. To access legally, you must turn right down another road just before Cathedral Park appears and continue a couple hundred yards to an access trail. These directions are per the NF, and I haven't been up there since talking to them last winter to confirm. I was also asked to politely attempt to get names from anyone harrasing me and claiming that the property was theirs, then leave and let the NF handle it. It seems that it's a regular problem. You can also request maps of the area with NF property lines, but it's a hassle. Jun 24, 2007
Stich Stich
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Stich Stich   Colorado Springs, Colorado
The property line zig zags around the road and includes some land on the right side as you drive to Cripple Creek. But according to the map I have, the spires themselves are on NF land. Jun 29, 2008
This area is on private land and should be respected... there is more than enough great rock on public lands... May 11, 2003
I have heard that this entire area may or may not be known as "Cathedral Park". May 23, 2002

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