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West Side

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Credibility Gap S 
Green Arrow T 
Insignificant But There T 
Kor's Korner T,S 
Pipe Dreams T,S 
Pipe Route S 
Practice Slab TR 
Short Headwall T 
West Point Crack T 

West Side  


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Elevation: 6,065'
Location: 38.87785, -104.88069 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Leo Paik on Oct 26, 2011
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Description 

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 side.

Some of the rock on this face is Fountain Formation sandstone, like on P1 of West Point Crack, and is thus more solid than in much of The Garden.

This face has great views of Pike's Peak.

Getting There 

Park to the west of the formation. Hike up established trails to your route.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.8 miles from here

9 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',1],['5.10',3],['5.11',2],['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 Side:
West Point Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Trad, 3 pitches   
Credibility Gap   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 2 pitches   
Kor's Korner   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   
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Featured Route For West Side
Climbing just above the first bolt.

Credibility Gap 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  CO : Colorado Springs : ... : West Side
The route begins behind a large boulder about 70' to the right of West Point Crack. The first piton if reached by getting between the boulder and South Gateway Rock and climbing up and left on a steep ramp. From there, follow the obvious line where the white and red sandstone meet and form a crack/edge. This leads to a face climb protected by 4 pins straight up to double anchors. Rap from the anchors or continue up the second pitch.I have never done the second pitch, but it is ra...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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