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Army Slab Rock Climbing 

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This area is south-facing and very sunny. I haven't climbed there in winter, but I imagine it's much warmer than anywhere else in N. Cheyenne Canyon. The quality of rock ranges from gravel to solid granite, with everything in between.

The hardest part about climbing here is the gravely approach. It reminds me of trying to hike up a slope made of the gravel they use in children's playgrounds. This being said, it seems a little less traveled than the heavily used crags in N. Cheyenne Canyon and is a short enough approach (~10-15 minutes) to justify a nice afternoon of solitary climbing.

Getting There 

Park at the Middle Mountain Trailhead, about a mile up the road after entering the park. Hike up the middle Columbine Trail about 200 feet until you find an old, rusted, steel box on the right. Turn right here and follow the climber's trail to the obvious slab. There are two climber's trails, I find the one on the left to be preferable.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.9 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Army Slab

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Army Slab:
Tree Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
The Rooster   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Jo climbing The Rooster.

The Rooster 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Colorado : Colorado Springs : ... : Army Slab
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