Access Issue: 2015 Seasonal falcon nesting closures - reduced Details
Access Issue: 2017 Seasonal Closures - Partial Closure Lifting Details

Description

This is a reorganizational entry to allow for L->R: sorting of the routes to make sense, we'll create an entry for the west face.

Some of this complicated face makes L->R sorting very difficult. To help with allowing L->R sorting, we'll break off the Southwest Face / Finger Face and routes above the Tourist Gully to a distinct area. In addition, the lowest area below the overhung wall makes for difficult L->R sorting, and we'll keep that area unsorted relative to the rest of the face.

This subarea will include routes from The Pillar Climb to Water Crack.

This subarea has the bulk of the routes on North Gateway Rock. Some of it is subject to raptor closures, so make sure you are compliant with the regulations.

It is bathed in afternoon sunshine.

Getting There

Park at the North Main Parking Lot. Walk up a designated trail to your desired route.

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….

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Classic Climbing Routes at West Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 129
Cowboy Boot Crack
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 38
Trigger Finger
Sport, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 7
Borgoff's Blunder
Trad, Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 30
Rainbow Bridge
Trad, Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 10
Pete & Bob's
Trad 4 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 13
Men at Work
Trad, Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a A0 PG13
 5
The Zipper
Trad, Sport, Aid 3 pitches
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 24
Grapefruit Dance
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Cowboy Boot Crack
 129
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Trigger Finger
 38
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport, TR
Borgoff's Blunder
 7
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport
Rainbow Bridge
 30
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport
Pete & Bob's
 10
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 4 pitches
Men at Work
 13
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, Sport
The Zipper
 5
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a A0 PG13 Trad, Sport, Aid 3 pitches
Grapefruit Dance
 24
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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