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Southwest Face / Finger Face

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Chatters S 
Clip It or Skip It (aka Skip It or Clip It) S 
Finger Ramp S 
Lower Finger Direct TR 
Lower Finger Traverse S 
No Ethics Required S 
Pig Dreams T 
Place in the Sun S 
Son of Tidricks S 
Tidrick's T,S 
Upper Finger Direct S,TR 
Upper Finger Traverse S 
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Southwest Face / Finger Face  

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Elevation: 6,045'
Location: 38.87889, -104.88096 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
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Working his way across the Lower Finger Traverse.

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  • Description 

    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.

    These include routes from Seam Wall to Psychedelic Grandma / Bad But Harry.

    Getting There 

    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.

    Climbing Season

    Weather station 5.8 miles from here

    12 Total Routes

    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

    The Classics

    Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Southwest Face / Finger Face:
    Finger Ramp   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
    Tidrick's   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 190'   
    Chatters   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
    No Ethics Required   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
    Lower Finger Direct   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b X     TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
    Browse More Classics in Southwest Face / Finger Face

    Featured Route For Southwest Face / Finger Face
    Bill Weiss starting the rappel from the 2nd pitch anchor on Pig Dreams.  You can see the three pins and anchor for the first pitch pretty well in this picture.  The second pitch steps right from the anchor then follows the rope up to the headwall, then climbs the headwall between the two big potholes to the right of the rope in this picture.

    Pig Dreams 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13  CO : Colorado Springs : ... : Southwest Face / Finger Fac...
    This is a high quality route with a beautiful position high on the Finger Face of North Gateway Rock. Scramble up the Tourist Gully for a few hundred feet to a flat area with three large eyebolts. The climb is the second one to the left of Clip It Or Skip It, which is an obvious line with many many pitons spaced very closely together.P1) Start from about the height of the eyebolts, and traverse in from the left. Undercling to get some high feet at the first piton, then continue traversing rig...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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