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West Face

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West Face  

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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 West Face.

This face has great views of Pike's Peak.

Getting There 

Park on the west side of Kindergarten Rock. Walk up to its base on established trails.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.8 miles from here

5 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for West Face:
Monster Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch   
Footloose 'N' Fancy Free   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 150'   
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Featured Route For West Face
Footloose 'N' Fancy Free.

Footloose 'N' Fancy Free 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  CO : Colorado Springs : ... : West Face
This route ascends the steepest part of the west face of Kindergarten Rock. Start on a ledge below a steep, green lichenous slab that leads up to a roof and a left-leaning, left-facing dihedral about 50 feet up.Climb the slab past 4-5 pins on mostly moderate climbing, but with some fragile edges and flakes. About 5.8 with maybe one move of 5.9. At the roof, get ready for steep, sustained, pumpy climbing. Ascend the 5.10 corner which is well protected and take a rest at its top at an alcove. Pull...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Leo Paik
From: Westminster, Colorado
Nov 2, 2011
What is the 3-4 bolt line at the far south end of the west face?
By Unassigned User
Nov 2, 2011
I think it's Family Values.
By Leo Paik
From: Westminster, Colorado
Nov 2, 2011
Andrew, thanks! So, on the other side of the South face (SE corner), there is another stray? bolt maybe 40' up on a blunt arete line that sort of resembles this, but we didn't see other bolts. What is that?
By Unassigned User
Nov 8, 2011
I'm not sure about that one, Leo.