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West Face Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Oct 26, 2011


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BETA PHOTO: Grey (Kindergarden) Rock west face.

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  • Description 

    This is a reorganizational entry (thanks to Micah) to help facilitate the L->R sorting, because it "really doesn't make sense when you are going pretty much around an entire rock." This subarea will include routes from the West Face.

    This face has great views of Pike's Peak.

    Getting There 

    Park on the west side of Kindergarten Rock. Walk up to its base on established trails.

    From the GOG staff June 2017: please approach from the South end of the formation, near the Kindergarten Wall.

    Climbing Season

    Weather station 5.8 miles from here

    5 Total Climbing Routes

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

    Classic Climbing Routes in West Face

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for West Face:
    Monster Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch   
    Scarecrow   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
    Footloose 'N' Fancy Free   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 150'   
    Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in West Face

    Featured Route For West Face
    Rock Climbing Photo: Footloose 'N' Fancy Free.

    Footloose 'N' Fancy Free 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  Colorado : Colorado Springs : ... : West Face
    This route ascends the steepest part of the west face of Kindergarten Rock. Start on a ledge below a steep, green lichenous slab that leads up to a roof and a left-leaning, left-facing dihedral about 50 feet up.Climb the slab past 4-5 pins on mostly moderate climbing, but with some fragile edges and flakes. About 5.8 with maybe one move of 5.9. At the roof, get ready for steep, sustained, pumpy climbing. Ascend the 5.10 corner which is well protected and take a rest at its top at an alcove. Pull...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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    By Leo Paik
    From: Westminster, Colorado
    Nov 2, 2011
    What is the 3-4 bolt line at the far south end of the west face?
    By Unassigned User
    Nov 2, 2011
    I think it's Family Values.
    By Leo Paik
    From: Westminster, Colorado
    Nov 2, 2011
    Andrew, thanks! So, on the other side of the South face (SE corner), there is another stray? bolt maybe 40' up on a blunt arete line that sort of resembles this, but we didn't see other bolts. What is that?
    By Unassigned User
    Nov 8, 2011
    I'm not sure about that one, Leo.

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