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East Face - 2nd Tier Rock Climbing 


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Description 

This is a subarea entry to help facilitate the L->R ordering of routes, since this massif belies ordinary organization.

The routes here are on the East Face of Keyhole Rock, which is listed as "Sleeping Giant" on the park map.

The routes here go from South Ridge, 6, to Dihedral, 9.

Even though the Second Tier is appears to be in the same strata as the North End Pinnacle, we will leave these separate in this organization.

Getting There 

There are parking spots to the Northwest and South of the formation on Juniper Way Loop that circles around to the West of the climbing formations. Parking at either and a short hike on trail and then off trail briefly will lead you to below this face.

However, the park is small, so you could easily walk from the North main parking area between North and South Gateway Rocks and head south past Montezuma's Tower and then Keyhole Rock.

There is a ledge system from the north end that traverses under the Second Tier. You can also climb one of the First Tier routes to get here. Finally, you can ascend a 3rd class ramp between Buttress Climb, 7, and Shock It To The Top, 12, to access the tier.

Climbing Season

For the Garden of the Gods area.

Weather station 6.3 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in East Face - 2nd Tier

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for East Face - 2nd Tier:
Martian Route   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For East Face - 2nd Tier
Rock Climbing Photo: Shot of Martian Route and Water Gully. Route lines...

Water Gully 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Colorado : Colorado Springs : ... : East Face - 2nd Tier
Begin behind a small juniper bush. There's a block you can undercling and then mantle. From there to points right you could climb anywhere on the face. Head to the drilled pin and then to the cave. Pass it on the right side up a cool gully to the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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