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South Face

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South Face 

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Administrators: Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Leo Paik on Oct 26, 2011
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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 South Face.

Much of this face is fairly low angle; however, in addition, the options for protection seem to be more limited than in much of The Garden.

Getting There 

Park to the southeast of Kindergarten Rock. Hike up established trails.

4 Total Routes

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

Featured Route For South Face
Looking up at pitch 1 watergroove, from between the twin trees.  I climbed the ridge right of the groove.

Shangrila 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  CO : Colorado Springs : ... : South Face
Betty Barnett, Lance Bischoff onsight. Main picture of "Kindergarten Rock" (Grey Rock/Cathedral) follow the topmost red (summit) line straight down the ridge to left of deep dark chimney. This is the route. Start at the large twin trees half way up and begin in the "waterfall" or find one of two crack systems up to next ledge system. Staying just right of the main descent (trough) puts you on a nicely exposed ridge route with 5.5-5.6 moves all the way to summit. Some sections go steep/vertic...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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