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Center Dihedral T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Elevation: 10,000 ft
GPS: 38.879, -105.096 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Tim Stich on Aug 27, 2009
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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Description

This rock is accessed from The Crags day use parking, which is now on the road to the campground on the right. A trail takes you up steep switchbacks and around and above the campground, which you can see below and right. You then come to a split with the right hand fork going across a foot bridge and up to the summit of Pike's Peak eventually. Take the left fork and stay in the drainage. Within about a mile the pinnacle will become very visible on your right.

Getting There

From US Highway 24 out of Colorado Springs, drive past Woodland Park to Divide and take a left on CO 67 to Cripple Creek. Just past the entrance to Mueller State Park, look for a brown NP sign on the left that says "Crags TH." Turn down this dirt road and take a right at the Mennonite camp and drive a mile or so further. Turn into the Crags Day Use Parking on the right. Parking is free for day use. The Crags Campground is a fee use area. You can hike up the spur to join the original trail or hike the road there through the campground, which is less steep.

Per Keith B. Ives: the free parking for the trail head is at the "Crags Devils Playground Trailhead".

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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Keith B. Ives
Washington, DC
Keith B. Ives   Washington, DC
Note that the free parking for the trail head is at the "Crags Devils Playground Trailhead".
  • Parking at the Crags Campground is limited & does require a day use fee.
The Trailhead starts at 10,000 ft, the base of the pinnacle is closer to 10,400, and the climbable rock is from 10,800 to somewhere over 11,200. Here is a rough map I made: Google Map. Jun 12, 2012

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