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West Face

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Amazing Grace S 
Borgoff's Blunder T,S 
Cowboy Boot Crack T,TR 
Fastest Drill S 
Grapefruit Dance S 
Indecent Exposure T 
Men at Work T,S 
Over the Rainbow T,S 
Pete & Bob's T 
Pillar Climb T 
Rainbow Bridge T,S 
Trigger Finger S,TR 
Unzipped S,TR 
Warren - Johnson S,TR 
Zipper, The T,S 
Unsorted Routes:

West Face 


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Elevation: 6,035'
Location: 38.88, -104.88146 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Leo Paik on Nov 7, 2011
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  • Description 

    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.


    Getting There 

    Park at the North Main Parking Lot. Walk up a designated trail to your desired route.


    Climbing Season


    15 Total Routes


    ['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
    ['<=5.6',2],['5.7',2],['5.8',0],['5.9',2],['5.10',3],['5.11',5],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

    The Classics

    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   
    Browse More Classics in West Face

    Featured Route For West Face
    The route basically follows the right-hand rope in this picture.

    Amazing Grace 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a CO : Colorado Springs : ... : West Face
    This might be the quintessential free-climbing hardman pitch at the Garden. It climbs pretty much straight up to the saddle between Tweedle Dum Shire and the Upper West Face on North Gateway Rock. The route is hard, sustained, runout, and sees few ascents, but the climbing is excellent.Start at the large pothole just off the ground and about 50' north of The Warren Route. Go up and right from the pothole past the first pin and make a difficult mantle, followed by sustained and st...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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