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L to R R to L Alpha
Credibility Gap S 
Green Arrow T 
Insignificant But There T 
Kor's Korner T,S 
Pipe Dreams T,S 
Pipe Route S 
Practice Slab TR 
Short Headwall T 
West Point Crack T 

West Side Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 6,065'
Location: 38.87785, -104.88069 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Leo Paik on Oct 26, 2011
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Climbing just above the first bolt.

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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 side.

Some of the rock on this face is Fountain Formation sandstone, like on P1 of West Point Crack, and is thus more solid than in much of The Garden.

This face has great views of Pike's Peak.

Getting There 

Park to the west of the formation. Hike up established trails to your route.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.8 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',1],['5.10',3],['5.11',2],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in West Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for West Side:
West Point Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Trad, 3 pitches   
Credibility Gap   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 2 pitches   
Kor's Korner   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   
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Featured Route For West Side
Rock Climbing Photo: Insignificant But There - picture taken from the b...

Insignificant But There 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Colorado : Colorado Springs : ... : West Side
This is a decent little route to the left of the Practice Slab on the northwest side of South Gateway Rock.Climb a ramp to a left-angling corner/roof with a drilled piton then crank over the overhang. Continue up the left side of the Practice Slab to the fixed anchors and rappel or walk off....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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