A number of soft sandstone rock formations with single and multipitch routes up to 8 pitches long, within a managed park complete with visitor centre, near Colorado Springs. The majority of routes are protected with drilled pitons or bolts, but many require some gear as well. An interesting and unusual place to climb with some high quality routes. Good grade coverage in the range 5.6 to 5.11a and a handful of easier and harder routes, up to 5.12d.
Follow signs for Garden of the Gods National Park, then visit visitor centre to register for a climbing permit (free), and get map of rock and parking.
Rock Climbing Colorado (1995)
|NORTH GATEWAY ROCK, WEST FACE|
|2||West Point Crack||5.7||2|
|6||Cowboy Boot Crack||5.6||2|
|7||North Ridge (Montezuma's Tower)||5.7 ***||2|
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Just Tintin - 03/Jul/15