Southwest Face / Finger Face
John Thomson beginning the third pitch of Tidrick'...
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.
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.
Weather station 5.8 miles from here
12 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
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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'
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Finger Ramp 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b CO
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This is located on the southwest face of North Gateway Rock, known as the Finger Face for the namesake and easily identifiable "Finger", just right of the Tourist Gully.Finger Ramp ascends the left-leaning ramp past several good bolts to a three bolt chain belay in the Finger alcove. The crux, exciting for both the leader and second, is the traverse on the outside of the Finger between the last bolt and the belay. A pink tricam in a pocket will provide psychological protection before the first...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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