Climbs 200
Rocktype Sandstone (soft)
Altitude 1950m a.s.l
Faces all

Sean on Beat Me Up Scotty © Precipice

Crag features

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.

Approach notes

Follow signs for Garden of the Gods National Park

Access Advice

Visit visitor centre to register for a climbing permit (free), and get map of rock and parking.

Great documentary on bolting controversy...
Just Tintin - 03/Jul/15
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 West Point Crack 5.7 2
  North Gateway Rock, West Face
3 Silver Spoon 5.5 1
4 Potholes 5.7 * 6
5 South Ridge 5.6 2
Climb name Grade
11 Bob's Buttress Crack (Grey Rock)
5.8 ** 2
12 West Face 5.8 3
13 West Face Direct *
14 Trigger Finger * 5.9 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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