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
Upper Finger Traverse 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
: Colorado Springs
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This route is on the Finger Face on North Gateway Rock. Begin by climbing the Lower Finger Traverse (or the Finger Ramp) then continue above the chain anchor in the alcove by chimneying up and behind the flake, and belaying at the top of the Finger formation at two drilled pins.From the top of the Finger Pillar, climb up to an old Star drive bolt, which sticks out slightly, but seems solid. Step up and right, then traverse right (first crux) to a good stance where you can clip a s...[more] Browse More Classics in Colorado