Pennie Schwalm topping out.
This is a reorganizational entry to allow for L->R: sorting of the routes to make sense, we'll create an entry for the west face.
Some of this complicated face makes L->R sorting very difficult. To help with allowing L->R sorting, we'll break off the Southwest Face / Finger Face and routes above the Tourist Gully to a distinct area. In addition, the lowest area below the overhung wall makes for difficult L->R sorting, and we'll keep that area unsorted relative to the rest of the face.
This subarea will include routes from The Pillar Climb
to Water Crack.
This subarea has the bulk of the routes on North Gateway Rock. Some of it is subject to raptor closures, so make sure you are compliant with the regulations.
It is bathed in afternoon sunshine.
Park at the North Main Parking Lot. Walk up a designated trail to your desired route.
Weather station 5.8 miles from here
15 Total Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for West Face:
Men at Work 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 105'
The Zipper 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
A0 PG13 Trad, Sport, Aid, 3 pitches, 250'
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Grapefruit Dance 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b CO
: Colorado Springs
: ... : West Face
Grapefruit Dance is a short, gymnastic, overhanging sport route, one of the few in Garden of the Gods. It is located on the northern end of the west face of North Gateway Rock, just uphill from the Blowouts bouldering area. To reach it, simply approach the bulging overhang on the north end of the west face. Walk along the cliff-line to the most overhanging sport, where you'll find the Blowouts, identifiable by lots of chalk next to a cave. Walk uphill maybe 100 feet. Grapefruit Dance is als...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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