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Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
"The Route on the Left" aka Sand in the Vaseline S 
Alligator Soup S 
Anarchy S 
Antline T 
Beat Me Up, Scotty S 
Beginning of the End a/k/a Sandy Monster S 
Big Sky S 
Binary  T,S 
Bob's Buttress Crack T 
Dancesatmoonrise aka The Passion S 
Death of a Dinosaur  S 
Diesel and Dust S 
End of an Era S 
End to End S 
Extremist (former entered as Civil Disobedience), The S 
Inner Sanctum T,TR 
New Era T 
New Generation T,S 
Ormes' Chimney T 
Sandy Beaches T 
Skyline Pig S 

East Face Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,055'
Location: 38.87475, -104.87948 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Leo Paik on Oct 26, 2011
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Beautiful and positive rails at the top.

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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 East Face.

    Some of the rock on this face is the most solid in The Garden. Enjoy!

    Getting There 

    Park on the southeast side of Kindergarten Rock. Hike up established trails.

    Climbing Season

    Weather station 5.8 miles from here

    21 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',1]

    Classic Climbing Routes in East Face

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for East Face:
    New Era   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 270'   
    Big Sky   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch   
    End of an Era   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
    Bob's Buttress Crack   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
    Death of a Dinosaur    5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
    Alligator Soup   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 2 pitches, 140'   
    Beginning of the End a/k/a Sandy Monster   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
    End to End   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   
    Skyline Pig   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 2 pitches   
    New Generation   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 140'   
    "The Route on the Left" aka Sand in the Vaseline   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
    Binary    5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 140'   
    Beat Me Up, Scotty   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
    Diesel and Dust   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 2 pitches   
    The Extremist (former entered as Civil Disobedience)   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
    Anarchy   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
    Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in East Face

    Featured Route For East Face
    Rock Climbing Photo: Hayden on the starting moves of Diesel and Dust.  ...

    Diesel and Dust 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c  CO : Colorado Springs : ... : East Face
    This is the first sport route left of New Era. Start on moderate ground, crimping up solid, incut, iron-oxide rails. Move left and up, then over a bulge (crux), then right to anchors. This is very soft 5.11. A second pitch exists, which is rated 5.11, but it is more like mid-range 5.10, and is high quality face climbing on good holds in an awesome position. Do both pitches, rap once with two ropes, twice with one. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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    By Stich
    From: Colorado Springs, Colorado
    May 22, 2012
    Does anyone have information on the crack directly left of New Era? This would be the crack/chimney that is formed on the right side of the face where Diesel and Dust is. There is a pin lower down on the line about 35 feet up. It's not any harder than 5.7.

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