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Devil's Gate Sector Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 8,500'
Location: 39.27037, -105.09108 View Map  Incorrect?
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For those that missed the Rock and Ice mini-guide for Devil's Head(issue 223), Devil's Gate is a new addition to the already impressive swath of climbing at Devil's Head. There is a wide variety of climbing from highly featured slabs to slightly overhanging burliness on "too good to be true," patina edges. The difficulty of the routes span from 5.8 to 5.13 with the majority of the goodies falling in the 5.12 region. The setting of the crag offers amazing views of the sprawling South Platte capped by Pike's Peak on the horizon. Great trails, excellent bolting, and nice belay platforms make Devil's Gate a true gem.

Getting There 

The hike's about 45 minutes, approaching from the old 1800s trail to the watchtower off Jackson Creek Road. It is best if you purchase the digital guidebook, unless you like bushwhacking among other shenanigans. If you wish to venture off without the guide the best way is to follow Rampart Range Road, continuing right past the main Devil's Head parking lot all the way down to Jackson Creek Road. Follow Jackson Creek until you reach the second campsite on the right side of the road. There is a faint trail leading uphill across the road. There is quiet a bit of development going on, and it's fairly easy to mistake Devil's Gate for many of the other craggy spires.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.6 miles from here

28 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Devil's Gate Sector

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Devil's Gate Sector:
Wimpy's Burger Stand   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   Slabulous
Slabulous   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 2 pitches, 165'   Slabulous
Slabby Lady   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Slabulous
Slab Happy   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Slabulous
Slip Slabbin' Away   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   Slabulous
One & Done   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 90'   Slabulous
Devil's Gate 2   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Devil's Gate
Eye of the Liger   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   Slabulous
Devil Dog   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Devil's Gate
Devil's Vista   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Devil's Gate
The Devil's Own Stone   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Devil's Gate
The Burning Cauldon   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Devil's Gate
Dammit Samet   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Devil's Gate
Hell's Heartbreaker   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Devil's Gate
Demons & Wizards   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Devil's Gate
Deviled Eggs   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Devil's Gate
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Featured Route For Devil's Gate Sector
Rock Climbing Photo: Devil's Vista goes up the center of the wall.

Devil's Vista 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  Colorado : South Platte : ... : Devil's Gate
Man, does this puppy pack a punch. Short and pumpy characterizes this bulldog. It has great stone all the way up following discontinuous cracks and edges. This gets late morning sun, making this climb a good warm-up. It is a great route and is not to be missed....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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