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Air Force Academy Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,258'
Location: 39.00397, -104.91143 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Scott Rice on Oct 25, 2010
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This is an underdeveloped area, and it is rarely climbed. It has quality Southern Front Range rock. Please feel free to add routes, beta, or access tips as this area could use some work.

Getting There 

Take Academy Blvd. off I-25.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.5 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Wilbur 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Colorado : Colorado Springs : ... : Exemplar Tower
This is quality crack and face climbing. Start the same as Orville, but follow the left-facing corner and trend to the right upper crack system ending on a small pinnacle....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

Photos of Air Force Academy Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Punishment Wall and the Cadet Area.
Punishment Wall and the Cadet Area.
Rock Climbing Photo: Eagle' Peak and Academy.
Eagle' Peak and Academy.

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By Allen Hill
From: FIve Points, Colorado and Pine
Oct 28, 2010
Do you have to be a Zoomy to climb here?
By Mike Anderson
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Nov 10, 2010
No, but there may be times when the base is closed, and there may be areas you shouldn't access (follow posted signs). Visitors are usually welcome on the Academy grounds during "normal" hours, for example, there is a visitor center that is open to the public, you can attend sporting events and parades, etc. There is a nice hiking trail to the summit of Eagle's Peak that anyone can do. You might have to show your driver's license at the gate, but the guards should be professional and friendly.
By Woodchuck ATC
Dec 19, 2012
Are any nice looking rock structure open for climbing, or is there a designated area that the public is allowed to develop climbing on the AFA property?
By Jonah Seifer
Oct 4, 2016
Does anyone have beta on the towers in the northwest corner of the academy, near the firing range? Closest road is Jacks Valley Road and sat. imagery shows dirt roads leading up to the formations.

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