Southwest Face / Finger Face Rock Climbing
John Thomson beginning the third pitch of Tidrick'...
This is an organizational entry to help with L->R sorting that would not otherwise work for this crag. These are routes that ascend above the Tourist Gully (a low angle ramp starting at the south end of North Gateway Rock) and are above the right end of the West Face.
These include routes from Seam Wall to Psychedelic Grandma / Bad But Harry.
Park at the North Main Parking Lot and walk around the south end of North Gateway Rock to get to the Tourist Gully ramp. Carefully ascend 3rd class terrain (which can get sandy) to access these routes. There are some large eyebolts along the ramp that facilitate belaying more safely.
Weather station 5.8 miles from here
12 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Southwest Face / Finger Face
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Southwest Face / Finger Face:
Finger Ramp 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Tidrick's 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 190'
Chatters 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
PG13 Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Featured Route For Southwest Face / Finger Face
Pig Dreams 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
: Colorado Springs
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This is a high quality route with a beautiful position high on the Finger Face of North Gateway Rock. Scramble up the Tourist Gully for a few hundred feet to a flat area with three large eyebolts. The climb is the second one to the left of Clip It Or Skip It, which is an obvious line with many many pitons spaced very closely together.P1) Start from about the height of the eyebolts, and traverse in from the left. Undercling to get some high feet at the first piton, then continue traversing rig...[more] Browse More Classics in Colorado