This is an organizational entry to help facilitate the L->R function that is impeded with the area containing two distinct towers. So, this is the 50 foot red-colored sandstone tower of the pair. The rock is a bit sandier than the white twin tower of the pair. It has an anchor up top from which you can rappel.
With its proximity to the paved paths, you should expect plenty of non-climber spectators for your ascents...even possibly cheers.
A. South Ridge, Red Spire
, 8R, 1p, 60', gear or TR.
B. Incline Ledge
, 8R, 1p, 55', gear or TR.
C. Unknown, 11, 1p, TR.
, 8, 1p, 60', bolts & pins.
This is one of the tiny, central spires in the midst of larger towers nearby. You can park at the North Main Lot and walk to it by walking on the trail between North and South Gateway Rocks, and it is right there.
From the parking spots near the junction of Juniper Way Loop and Garden Drive on the west side of the loop, walk towards the Three Graces and then veer north.
Weather station 5.8 miles from here
3 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
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Potholes 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
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South Ridge, Red Spire 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
: Colorado Springs
: ... : Red Twin
This climb is not very well-protected and is easily toproped from the chains on top of Potholes. It starts on the southeast edge of Red Spire about 20 feet to the left of Potholes. From there, it moves up and to the right past one old pin, over a small ledge to another pin, then finished out on the same last moves as Potholes. While I like this climb better than Potholes because it is a lot more face climbing and you run less of a risk of st...[more] Browse More Classics in Colorado
By Matt M Jones
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Nov 3, 2013
I lead Potholes today and then top roped a line between Potholes and that runout 5.8 that is 25 feet left of Potholes. I have not found any info on this line. The first 20 feet are the best with a large throw left and then a difficult match fighting the barn door. This felt somewhere in the 5.11 range to me. I am also 6'4", so the throw left could be much more difficult for someone shorter. I saw some chalk on the line, so I was just wondering who else has climb this and what there thoughts were.