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Elevation: 6,065 ft 1,849 m
GPS: 38.87785, -104.88069
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Shared By: Leo Paik on Oct 26, 2011
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Warning Access Issue: 2024 Seasonal Closures - these are the same as 2023 DetailsDrop down

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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 West side.

Some of the rock on this face is Fountain Formation sandstone, like on P1 of West Point Crack, and is thus more solid than in much of The Garden.

This face has great views of Pike's Peak.

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Park to the west of the formation. Hike up established trails to your route.

White Chalk is not allowed!

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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….

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Classic Climbing Routes at West Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
 153
West Point Crack
Trad 3 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 156
Credibility Gap
Sport 2 pitches
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 11
Kor's Korner
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
West Point Crack
 153
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Trad 3 pitches
Credibility Gap
 156
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport 2 pitches
Kor's Korner
 11
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Trad 2 pitches
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