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Boot Camp S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Choss Roof T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Ex-Green Beret T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Ice Cream Crack T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Ice Cream Sunday TR 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Rooster, The S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Tree Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Description

This area is south-facing and very sunny. I haven't climbed there in winter, but I imagine it's much warmer than anywhere else in N. Cheyenne Canyon. The quality of rock ranges from gravel to solid granite, with everything in between.

The hardest part about climbing here is the gravely approach. It reminds me of trying to hike up a slope made of the gravel they use in children's playgrounds. This being said, it seems a little less traveled than the heavily used crags in N. Cheyenne Canyon and is a short enough approach (~10-15 minutes) to justify a nice afternoon of solitary climbing.
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Getting There

Park at the Middle Mountain Trailhead, about a mile up the road after entering the park. Hike up the middle Columbine Trail about 200 feet until you find an old, rusted, steel box on the right. Turn right here and follow the climber's trail to the obvious slab. There are two climber's trails, I find the one on the left to be preferable.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Army Slab

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Tree Crack
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
The Rooster
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Tree Crack 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
The Rooster 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
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