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Westbay Wall Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,600'
Location: 38.8468, -104.8801 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Livia on Mar 13, 2005
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BETA PHOTO: Westbay Wall - from path.

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Westbay Wall is the second wall (first developed) on the East side of the canyon and as of March 2005 had three sport routes (one project). 100' slabby climbs with amazing views of the canyon topped by Pikes Peak from the top. The park is well populated by hikers, bikers, and horseback riders, and this is the first wall they are likely to walk past, so be prepared for audiences.

All RRC climbing requires a pass available at the Garden of the Gods Visitors center, and while you are there, pick up a guidebook for ten bucks. All proceeds go to benefit climbing in the parks.

This crag faces West, so it gets afternoon sun.

Getting There 

From the parking lot, go East (left) and as the trail branches several times, stay East (left) past a pond. Westbay Wall is before the walls that have aspens at the foot so if you are looking for bolts through the trees you have walked too far.


A. Jason's Bicep, 12+, 1p, 75', bolts.
B1. Billy's Ghost Dance, 5, 1p, 105', bolts.
B2. Nose in a Day, 5, 1p, 105', bolts.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.5 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Westbay Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Westbay Wall:
Nose in a Day   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Sport, 1 pitch, 105'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Nose in a Day.

Nose in a Day 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a  Colorado : Colorado Springs : ... : Westbay Wall
The 1st two bolts are the same as Billy's Ghost Dance. Once you get past the second bolt, there's a lot of loose rock. It also breaks off pretty easily, so be super gentle on it. After the third bolt, there's a smooth section that goes to the face you have to climb up and over to get to the anchors. The place to stand at the top is really small. We had a tough time having two people up there and still being able to maneuver. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

Photos of Westbay Wall Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: These are the first two bolts shared by Billy's Gh...
These are the first two bolts shared by Billy's Gh...
Rock Climbing Photo: Entrance and Westbay Walls from atop the Whale.
Entrance and Westbay Walls from atop the Whale.

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By Stewart M. Green
Apr 22, 2008
We checked this bolt yesterday. It is loose. We tightened it down in the hole and it is fine now. We will replace it sometime in the next couple months with a glue-in bolt. The sandstone on the east side of Red Rock Canyon is not great quality rock. Holes drilled in it tend to be slightly oversized.
By Dan Petty
From: Wheat Ridge, CO
Nov 11, 2010
Lat/long: 38.846831, -104.880086.

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