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Submitted By: Darin Lang on May 13, 2002
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Description 

A chossy brown granite dome, located on Old Stage Road generally on the SW side of Pikes' Peak.

Getting There 

Follow the directions in Bob D'Antonio's Garden of the Gods/Pikes' Peak guidebook, as if you were going to the Martyr. Fail to find the Martyr based on said directions, and keep going on Old Stage Road until you reach a fairly level stretch of road right after a tunnel (approximately 18 miles from the Broadmoor). Locate a high concentration of slabby domes composed of brownish granite. See picture below to locate the precise crag - it is easily identified from the road. Bushwhack your way to the base of the crag, avoiding the obvious barbed wire fences delineating the private property abundant in this area

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Weather station 6.4 miles from here

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Squeezepenny Rib-Fest 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13  CO : Colorado Springs : ... : Ambiguously Uncertain Crag
This line follows the obvious dihedral on the south face of Ambiguously Uncertain Crag, directly through an overhanging, squeeze-chimney/offwidth. This slot is the crux of the route, and will put up a good fight.Expect bushes, twigs and dirt, and especially lichen, because no one ever climbs here. But in contrast to D. Lang's opinion, I found the rock underneath to be pretty solid for the most part. The holds are varied and interesting, usually right where you need them, hiding under a bit of li...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Darin Lang
May 23, 2002
I have heard that this entire area may or may not be known as "Cathedral Park".
By Anonymous Coward
May 11, 2003
This area is on private land and should be respected... there is more than enough great rock on public lands...
By Joshua Balke
From: Colorado Springs
Jun 24, 2007
I spoke directly with the NF and confirmed that this is NOT on private property if said crag is in Cathedral Park. However, access directly off of Old Stage Road does cross private property. To access legally, you must turn right down another road just before Cathedral Park appears and continue a couple hundred yards to an access trail. These directions are per the NF, and I haven't been up there since talking to them last winter to confirm. I was also asked to politely attempt to get names from anyone harrasing me and claiming that the property was theirs, then leave and let the NF handle it. It seems that it's a regular problem. You can also request maps of the area with NF property lines, but it's a hassle.
By Stich
From: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Jun 29, 2008
The property line zig zags around the road and includes some land on the right side as you drive to Cripple Creek. But according to the map I have, the spires themselves are on NF land.