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This is an organizational entry to help with L->R sorting that would not otherwise work for this crag. These are routes that ascend above the Tourist Gully (a low angle ramp starting at the south end of North Gateway Rock) and are above the right end of the West Face.
Park at the North Main Parking Lot and walk around the south end of North Gateway Rock to get to the Tourist Gully ramp. Carefully ascend 3rd class terrain (which can get sandy) to access these routes. There are some large eyebolts along the ramp that facilitate belaying more safely.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Southwest Face / Finger Face:
Lower Finger Traverse 5.7 Sport, 1 pitch
Finger Ramp 5.7 Sport, 1 pitch, 100 feet
Upper Finger Traverse 5.9 PG13 Sport, 1 pitch, 80 feet
Pig Dreams 5.10a PG13 Trad, 2 pitches, 115 feet
No Ethics Required 5.10b Sport, 1 pitch, 60 feet
Lower Finger Direct 5.10+ X TR, 1 pitch, 70 feet
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Upper Finger Traverse 5.9 PG13 CO : Colorado Springs : ... : Southwest Face / Finger Fac...
This route is on the Finger Face on North Gateway Rock. Begin by climbing the Lower Finger Traverse (or the Finger Ramp) then continue above the chain anchor in the alcove by chimneying up and behind the flake, and belaying at the top of the Finger formation at two drilled pins.From the top of the Finger Pillar, climb up to an old Star drive bolt, which sticks out slightly, but seems solid. Step up and right, then traverse right (first crux) to a good stance where you can clip a s...[more] Browse More Classics in CO