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Shared By: Gneiss Yeti on Apr 16, 2015
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By far the most impressive cliff and namesake, Devil's Gate is an inspiring face of red granite and patinas. Slightly overhung and continuous, most of the routes offer an excellent pump with few chances to shake out. Getting sun from mid afternoon to late afternoon, it's possible to chase sun or shade for most of the day, perhaps with taking a slight intermission across the Gate or down the valley to some of the east-facing slabs.

Getting There

It is impossible to miss, it is right off of the main Devil's Gate Sector Trail. Look for the cliff face that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

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Garrett Bales
Lake City, CO
Garrett Bales   Lake City, CO
Since someone finally put this on MP, shouldn't you give directions on how to get there? I've been there several times, and the directions provided confuse me. Crag's pretty old now, so you might as well tell the hordes how to get there. Jun 1, 2015
Gneiss Yeti
Denver, Colorado
Gneiss Yeti   Denver, Colorado
The Rakkup digital guide has a great gps navigation feature, works well, and the developing team gets a kickback for all there hard work. Just trying to give credit where credit is due. Maybe it's not my place to decide. You can always leave directions in the comment section if you desire. Jun 1, 2015
J. Albers
J. Albers   Colorado
@^^^^ Gneiss.

I own the Rakkup app and Tod's book, and I certainly appreciate his and other's hard work at DH. That said, posting an area without directions and then telling someone to go buy an app to find their way is kind of lame.

...on the other hand, the selfish side of my brain is glad you didn't post directions, because that means less people. Bad brain. Bad.

Also, to be clear Gneiss, I do appreciate you posting the routes up. Jun 1, 2015
Gneiss Yeti
Denver, Colorado
Gneiss Yeti   Denver, Colorado
Perhaps you're right. If someone wants to write up directions, I will post them on the Devil's Gate sector listing. Send me a PM. Jun 2, 2015
Garrett Bales
Lake City, CO
Garrett Bales   Lake City, CO
Yep, that's one of the reasons I never put it up on MP. Jun 4, 2015
trevor stuart
Aurora, Colorado
trevor stuart   Aurora, Colorado
Someone should post directions or remove this post. As it stands, this is just an advertisement for Rakup and doesn't belong here. Jul 2, 2016
Gneiss Yeti
Denver, Colorado
Gneiss Yeti   Denver, Colorado
I'll update the page.... I feel like the trail is packed down enough so people won't get lost without some navigation. Jul 3, 2016
Adam Block
Colorado Springs, CO
Adam Block   Colorado Springs, CO
Wow this crag is absolutely stacked, thanks to equippers of this bad boy!

This climbs like Red Wall for a bit to build pump then switches to a Crimpfest style higher, usually after busting a fun roof or two. The approach trail is stupid easy to follow but pretty continuous. Took us 25min up and just 10min down in hail. Jul 28, 2018
Geoff U
Centennial, CO
Geoff U   Centennial, CO
This is a fantastic cliff! Adam must have been haulin'... we took 35 min up and 25 min down. Pretty easy to follow. Sep 17, 2018