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Garden of the Gods - Top Rope Soloing Allowed?

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Nathan Miller 1 · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2016 · Points: 5

I have to go to Colorado Springs for work this Tues/Wed.  I'll probably have a couple free hours in the afternoon, so I was planning on bringing a rope and small bit of gear to top rope solo a few routes on the south side of Kindergarten rock.  However, I read the regulations on the permit page and it says: 

"Technical Climbing is permitted.

  1. Technical climbing is defined as climbing on a rock formation in parties of two or more, using proper equipment, which shall, as a minimum, consist of..."

Does that mean top rope soloing isn't allowed, because you can only climb with other people?  Has anyone asked the rangers about this?  I would still be using the required safety equipment, so I'm wondering if they just didn't think about the wording or if they really want you to have a partner in case of accident/injury.  


james Buehler · · Park City, Utah · Joined Jul 2014 · Points: 45

I think you're all good as long as you are using the proper equipment!

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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