Rocktype Sandstone (soft)
Altitude 1950m a.s.l
Sean on Beat Me Up Scotty © Precipice
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
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
|1||West Point Crack||5.7||2|
|North Gateway Rock, West Face|
|6||Cowboy Boot Crack||5.6||4|
|7||North Ridge (Montezuma's Tower)||
|8||North Ridge (Red Twin Spire)||
|9||Incline Ledge (Red Twin Spire)||
|10||New Era (Grey Rock)||5.7 ***||2|