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South Face

Colorado > Colorado Springs > Garden of the Gods > Kindergarten Rock
Access Issue: New 2018 partial West Face Closure Details
Access Issue: 2017 Seasonal Closures - Partial Closure Lifting Details

Description

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 South Face.

Much of this face is fairly low angle; however, in addition, the options for protection seem to be more limited than in much of The Garden.

Getting There

Park to the southeast of Kindergarten Rock. Hike up established trails.

White Chalk is not allowed!

The Park staff want to remind the climbing community that white chalk (calcium carbonate) is prohibited in the park due to visual impact. While any chalk use is discourage, chalk substitute that does not discolor the rock may be used. Eco balls are sold at the Visitor Center.

When placing closure signange/notifications, our park rangers noted chalk stains on several routes in the closure area (Anaconda and Grapefruit Dance), as well as the Blowouts bouldering area (which were cleaned last year, meaning all the chalk here is new). We are again hoping that the community can come together and address this issue before it requires any action on our part. Access may come into play! We'd also like to thank the PPCA for their efforts to remove chalk stains in these areas last year and hope that local climbers might consider helping them remove chalk stains from the rock this season- check their website for more info on upcoming events- pikespeakclimbersalliance.o….

Routes from Left to Right

5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 26
South Side Topropes
TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 39
Family Values
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 5
Shangrila
Trad 2 pitches
5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c
 11
South Ridge (descent route)
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
South Side Topropes
 26
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a TR
Family Values
 39
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Shangrila
 5
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
South Ridge (descent route)
 11
5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c Trad

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Jacob on top of Kindergarten rock :)
[Hide Photo] Jacob on top of Kindergarten rock :)