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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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Lower Finger Traverse 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Sport, 1 pitch
Finger Ramp 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Tidrick's 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 190'
No Ethics Required 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Lower Finger Direct 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b X TR, 1 pitch, 70'
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Lower Finger Direct 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b X CO : Colorado Springs : ... : Southwest Face / Finger Fac...
This would be a bold lead indeed, with only a single unreliable drilled angle (placed after the FA) near the crux. A fall below the pin would probably result in, at best, a ride to the hospital. It is best done as a TR after climbing Finger Ramp or Lower Finger Traverse, and definitely worth doing when set up in this fashion.Climb straight up the improbable slab directly beneath the anchor in the finger alcove, moving slightly left and then back right. Because the rock is a b...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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