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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.
Park at the North Main Parking Lot. Walk up a designated trail to your desired route.
15 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for West Face:
Cowboy Boot Crack 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'
Trigger Finger 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 80'
Borgoff's Blunder 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Rainbow Bridge 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Pete & Bob's 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, 4 pitches
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'
Grapefruit Dance 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch
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Rainbow Bridge 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b CO : Colorado Springs : ... : West Face
This is a good route on the North side of Gateway Rock. It ascends a wide crack that is also the start of Men At Work but continues up and left. The crack leads to a small pedestal where you can rest before starting the hard climbing. Traverse left across a series of potholes protected by drilled pins. After about 25', head straight up on thin face holds (crux) to a bolted anchor above. The pitch is 90'. Ric Geiman's book calls this route 10+, and it may have been when Ed Webster di...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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