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Horsetooth Rock - West Face

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Horsetooth Rock - West Face Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Ryan Nelson on Sep 7, 2012


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The majority of the climbs are 2-4 pitches in length. There are a few single pitch lines located on the opposing ends of The Tooth. Be wary of falling debris from the hikers above. The rock quality is similar to Arthur's Rock.

Descents - there are eyebolts on the Center Tooth. A single 60m rope rappel off the east face gets you to the ground. The north and south top outs are walk-offs.

The bolts on the route straight into the horses mouth have suspicious corrosion on the lower portion of the route, so a Anchor Replacement Initiative is underway for the spring or summer of 2013 by NCCC.

Getting There 

This is the West face of Horsetooth Rock.

Climbing Season

For the Fort Collins area.

Weather station 4.5 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Horsetooth Rock - West Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Horsetooth Rock - West Face:
Tourist Attraction    5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
The Wild Child   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13     Trad, 3 pitches, 350'   
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The Wild Child 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13  Colorado : Fort Collins : ... : Horsetooth Rock - West Face
The Wild Child is the route to do this face. Many variations exist, and it's one of the most obvious and intimidating lines from the ground. Find the large roof. This is the route.P1 (32m, 5.11-): the first pitch of this route climbs an overhanging, wide crack. Three #3 Camalots would be nice for the climb, but I usually do it with two and slide one. A #4 Camalot also comes in handy as well. Make sure you have an attentive belayer/spotter for the first few feet of the climb as the ge...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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