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North Cheyenne Canyon

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North Cheyenne Canyon  

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North Cheyenne Canyon is a city of Colorado Springs park that is known as more of a rock climbing area than for ice. However, during the colder months of the year, there are a couple of waterfalls and drainages that can freeze up to offer some interesting bits of climbing. It is a great place to go if conditions are right and you don’t want to travel to some of the more far flung destinations to the North or West of town. Though there is not so much ice, it is a really good place to learn to climb, especially on Silver Cascade Falls, Saint Mary’s Falls, or Helen Hunt Falls. The more advanced climber will probably appreciate attempting the Phantom, when it can be found in good condition. The West face of the Pinnacle can also offer a good winter alpine climbing experience.

Getting There 

Getting to North Cheyenne Canyon is a breeze. From Colorado Springs, exit Interstate 25 onto US Highway 24 west. Turn left or south on 21st street. Turn right or west on Cheyenne Blvd. Follow this until North Cheyenne Canyon Road splits back to the right. Most of the climbing is along this road. The Graduation Boulder is an easy to find landmark. Above it, across the creek is the Pinnacle. It is very easy to spot and has a wonderful 4 pitch up its north face called the Army Route.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.3 miles from here

5 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for North Cheyenne Canyon:
The Phantom   WI3-4 M6     Mixed, Ice, 1 pitch, 80'   
Hully Gully   WI3+     Ice, 2 pitches   
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Featured Route For North Cheyenne Canyon
Silver Cascade Falls from below.

Silver Cascade Falls WI2-3  CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : North Cheyenne Canyon
Silver Cascade Falls is a wonderful place for a quick, get-away romp over some moderate grade ice that is oh-so close to Colorado Springs. Merely drive to the top of Cheyenne Canyon and park at the Helen Hunt Falls trailhead. From there, it is only a few minutes walk to the base of the falls. Sporting moderately steep, this is a wonderful place to take someone to learn the basics of ice climbing or to get in a quick lap or two when you can’t get away from town.From the parking lot at the trailhe...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Mike Carr on Ramona Falls, 1985ish.  Approached ab...
Mike Carr on Ramona Falls, 1985ish. Approached ab...
A wonderful, wintry Cheyenne Canyon.
A wonderful, wintry Cheyenne Canyon.
Steve gettin' wild 5ft off the deck!
Steve gettin' wild 5ft off the deck!

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By "H"
From: Manitou Springs
Dec 2, 2013
Cheyenne Canyon is currently closed (12/2/2013) because of this past summer's flooding. Tried to go check it out last week, but they had a guard at the main gate. Sucks. It was a fun place to get some mid-week laps in on the falls.
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