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BETA PHOTO: Westbay Wall - from path.
Westbay Wall is the second wall (first developed) on the East side of the canyon and as of March 2005 had three sport routes (one project). 100' slabby climbs with amazing views of the canyon topped by Pikes Peak from the top. The park is well populated by hikers, bikers, and horseback riders, and this is the first wall they are likely to walk past, so be prepared for audiences.
All RRC climbing requires a pass available at the Garden of the Gods Visitors center, and while you are there, pick up a guidebook for ten bucks. All proceeds go to benefit climbing in the parks.
This crag faces West, so it gets afternoon sun.
From the parking lot, go East (left) and as the trail branches several times, stay East (left) past a pond. Westbay Wall is before the walls that have aspens at the foot so if you are looking for bolts through the trees you have walked too far.
A. Jason's Bicep, 12+, 1p, 75', bolts.
B1. Billy's Ghost Dance, 5, 1p, 105', bolts.
B2. Nose in a Day, 5, 1p, 105', bolts.
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Nose in a Day 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b CO
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The 1st two bolts are the same as Billy's Ghost Dance. Once you get past the second bolt, there's a lot of loose rock. It also breaks off pretty easily, so be super gentle on it. After the third bolt, there's a smooth section that goes to the face you have to climb up and over to get to the anchors. The place to stand at the top is really small. We had a tough time having two people up there and still being able to maneuver. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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Entrance and Westbay Walls from atop the Whale.
These are the first two bolts shared by Billy's Gh...
From: Santa Cruz, CA
Apr 21, 2008
4/19/08 The first bolt moved up and down when I clipped the draw. I half smiled and LIGHTLY tugged the draw and watched the bolt move up and down in the hole. IMO Scary unsafe. This is a 5.6 and the next bolt is sorta runout from the first, a new leader could deck if they fall and the bolt pulls out. Just sayin'. This is not a loose hanger situation, the shaft of the bolt is moving within the drilled hole. I suspect with the nature of the rock this will get worse if not addressed.
|By Stewart M. Green|
Apr 22, 2008
We checked this bolt yesterday. It is loose. We tightened it down in the hole and it is fine now. We will replace it sometime in the next couple months with a glue-in bolt. The sandstone on the east side of Red Rock Canyon is not great quality rock. Holes drilled in it tend to be slightly oversized.