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Member Since: Sep 27, 2003
Last Visit: Mar 2, 2005
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Approach Trails = 4
Page Improvements = 3

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Location: Colorado > Colorado Springs > Old Stage Road > Devil's Slide > Mallory's Malice (5.8- PG13)
By: Evan Pilant When: Mar 2, 2005

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Comments: This route is really awesome, and it faces south, so it gets sun all day. You can climb it anytime there is sunshine, but be ready for small streams off water on the route if you choose to climb it the day after it snows. Also, be careful if you have a 50 meter or even a 60 meter rope because pitches are long and communication is difficult.

Location: Colorado > Colorado Springs > Garden of the Gods > Three Graces > The Window (5.3)
By: Evan Pilant When: Mar 26, 2004

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Comments: The traversing "crux" is unprotectable with gear, but the window and the thigh high rail will catch you if you fall, but the crux isn't hard, it is just a little scary. My personal experience is that you should build a small anchor and bring up your second right after the crux. This reduces rope drag and makes the climb to the summit A LOT easier. As a warning to anyone who doesn't enjoy rapping off old rusty pitons, once you make the step across and to the summit, you cant back down, and the pi... more >>

Location: Colorado > Colorado Springs > Garden of the Gods > South Gateway Rock > West Side > Credibility Gap (5.9+)
By: Evan Pilant When: Sep 27, 2003

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Comments: The route has gotten a lot of traffic in the past few months and is now relatively clean. I have lead this one over 4 times now without having stuff crumble away in my hands. This route definitely messes with your mind a little. Great route! Recommend to just about anyone.

Location: Colorado > Colorado Springs > Garden of the Gods > North Gateway Rock > Southwest Face / Finger Fac... > Finger Ramp (5.7)
By: Evan Pilant When: Sep 27, 2003

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Comments: This route recently had some foot holds break of at the crux, and while this doesn't change the rating that much, I thought some climbers might want to know about it. This route is an excellent route but definitely not for the faint of heart. The pin scar at the beginning (in my opinion) isn't worth messing around with, wastes energy and time, and besides, the runout to the first pin isn't that bad, so just go for it.

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