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Horsetooth Rock - West Face

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Horsetooth Rock - West Face  

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The majority of the climbs are 2-4 pitches in length. There are a few single pitch lines located on the opposing ends of The Tooth. Be wary of falling debris from the hikers above. The rock quality is similar to Arthur's Rock.

Descents - there are eyebolts on the Center Tooth. A single 60m rope rappel off the east face gets you to the ground. The north and south top outs are walk-offs.

The bolts on the route straight into the horses mouth have suspicious corrosion on the lower portion of the route, so a Anchor Replacement Initiative is underway for the spring or summer of 2013 by NCCC.

Getting There 

This is the West face of Horsetooth Rock.

Climbing Season

For the Fort Collins area.

Weather station 4.5 miles from here

5 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Horsetooth Rock - West Face:
Tourist Attraction    5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
The Wild Child   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13     Trad, 3 pitches, 350'   
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Kyle pulling the bulge on p2.

Tourist Attraction 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CO : Fort Collins : ... : Horsetooth Rock - West Face
This route is spectacular and you need to climb all 300 feet of it. Pitch 1 (35m, 5.8): climb up an easy slab with a lot of face holds up to a left-facing dihedral with 2 cracks (finger and flaring 0.75) running up the wall. Set gear as high as you can, and then bust out on to the ledge above (the gear on the upper dihedral can be tricky to see for newer leaders). Continue up a fist crack to chains. A single 70m just reaches to ground from these anchors. A 60 meter can be used, but one will have...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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