Avg: 1.8 from 8 votes
|Type:||Trad, Sport, TR, 180 ft|
|FA:||Stewart & Nancy Green, 1993|
|Page Views:||1,730 total · 10/month|
|Shared By:||Leo Paik on Jun 1, 2005|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
Per Stewart M. Green: ATTENTION!! The Colorado Springs Parks Department has CLOSED ALL CITY PARKS, including Garden of the Gods, Red Rock Canyon Open Space, and North Cheyenne Canon, to rock climbing for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.
This is due to record rainfall totals in western Colorado Springs which as caused severe trail and parking lot damage, saturated the sandstone cliffs, and is causing parts of cliffs to break off.
The parks will be re-evaluated on Monday to determine how the closure will last.
Please respect the closures and take care of our precious climbing areas!
Find this by parking at the Helen Hunt Falls, hike up the established trail (c. 0.5 mi) above the falls, past & above Silver Cascade, and before the bridge, head up & right through the trees to the slab. Find this line as the left line of 4 obvious bolted slab lines on the left side of the crag. The hangers appear blacker than its neighbors.
Scramble 4th class to an obvious ledge. Clip the bolt with a Trango hanger at a ledge, traverse left, clip the 1st bolt of Robertson Wall, continue left to the bolts with darker hangers. Go up on small, sort-of-positive holds past 3 bolts. Run it out on easier terrain to a flake. You can sneak in a mediocre #1 Camalot behind the flake and a marginal, small wire above. Continue up to a boulder & belay. Rock anchor of medium wire, blue Alien, & #3 Camalot or further up & left to a tree. 180 feet. Walkoff left.
7 pieces of pro in 180 feet pushed me to call it 's', despite the lack of such designation in B. D'Antonio's C. Sprgs. guide.