Elevation: 7,935 ft
GPS: 39.012, -104.89 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Scott Rice on Oct 24, 2010 · Updates
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: U.S. Military Details

Description

This is an underdeveloped area, and it is less climbed. It has quality Southern Front Range rock. Please feel free to add routes, beta, or access tips as this area could use some work.

Per Finn Westenfelder: the U.S. Air Force Academy borders the Pike National Forest and offers access to a large range of climbing on Pike's Peak granite. While you can find better climbing in other parts of the Front Range, development by the USAFA Mountaineering and Climbing teams over the past decade has established solid climbs at a variety of grades.

A short hike from the Eagle’s Peak or Stanley Canyon trailhead are splitter cracks at The Perch, boulder problems at Robert’s Ridge, multi-pitch trad at Falcon Spires, and slabby sport routes at The Nirvana Wall. There are fun options for any climber on base.

For adventurous climbers, other areas in West Monument Creek, Stanley Canyon, and Eagle’s Peak provide good training for bigger alpine objectives with long approaches, chossy rocks, and potential for high winds.

The majority of climbers are Cadets or Air Force personnel, but the base is open to visitors and access information is posted atusafa.edu/visitors/getting-….

Getting There

Take Academy Blvd. off I-25. Follow proper procedures for base access at usafa.edu/visitors/getting-on-base/.

History of the area

Per Finn Westenfelder:

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