North End Pinnacle Rock Climbing
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 complicating part of this reorganization is that some routes on the West face of Keyhole Rock are also on the North End Pinnacle. So, to try to keep this reorganization with contiguous subformations, we'll put the routes on the West face of North End Pinnacle here.
We'll organize the routes here from South Ridge Of The North Pinnacle, 5 X, to Direct Start, 6, wrapping around from the South to East to North to West faces.
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 this face.
Climbing Season For the Garden of the Gods area.
Weather station 6.3 miles from here
4 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in North End Pinnacle
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for North End Pinnacle:
Featured Route For North End Pinnacle
Ziggy Stardust 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a CO
: Colorado Springs
: ... : North End Pinnacle
Find the ramp going to the Keyhole on the west side. Climb halfway up and look for pins. The right line is Ziggy's. The left route is BFD. Belay from here, no anchor, so hopefully the leader doesn't fall going to the first pin. Climb the face using edges and pockets past 3 more pins to the top.Rappel down the east side.This is a fun route that no one hardly ever climbs anymore....[more] Browse More Classics in CO