Greg Lomme on "Rainbow Bridge".
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
Rainbow Bridge 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c CO
: Colorado Springs
: ... : West Face
This is a good route on the North side of Gateway Rock. It ascends a wide crack that is also the start of Men At Work but continues up and left. The crack leads to a small pedestal where you can rest before starting the hard climbing. Traverse left across a series of potholes protected by drilled pins. After about 25', head straight up on thin face holds (crux) to a bolted anchor above. The pitch is 90'. Ric Geiman's book calls this route 10+, and it may have been when Ed Webster di...[more] Browse More Classics in CO