Me after sewing up Cowboy Boot Crack.
This is a reorganizational entry to allow for L->R: sorting of the routes to make sense, we'll create an entry for the west face.
Some of this complicated face makes L->R sorting very difficult. To help with allowing L->R sorting, we'll break off the Southwest Face / Finger Face and routes above the Tourist Gully to a distinct area. In addition, the lowest area below the overhung wall makes for difficult L->R sorting, and we'll keep that area unsorted relative to the rest of the face.
This subarea will include routes from The Pillar Climb
to Water Crack.
This subarea has the bulk of the routes on North Gateway Rock. Some of it is subject to raptor closures, so make sure you are compliant with the regulations.
It is bathed in afternoon sunshine.
Park at the North Main Parking Lot. Walk up a designated trail to your desired route.
Weather station 5.8 miles from here
15 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in West Face
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for West Face:
Men at Work 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 105'
The Zipper 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
A0 PG13 Trad, Sport, Aid, 3 pitches, 250'
Featured Route For West Face
Amazing Grace 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
: Colorado Springs
: ... : West Face
This might be the quintessential free-climbing hardman pitch at the Garden. It climbs pretty much straight up to the saddle between Tweedle Dum Shire and the Upper West Face on North Gateway Rock. The route is hard, sustained, runout, and sees few ascents, but the climbing is excellent.Start at the large pothole just off the ground and about 50' north of The Warren Route. Go up and right from the pothole past the first pin and make a difficult mantle, followed by sustained and st...[more] Browse More Classics in Colorado