Climbs 200
Rocktype Sandstone (soft)
Altitude 1950m a.s.l
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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. It is possible to buy a small area guidebook in the visitor centre called "Garden of the Gods. Rock climbing guide by Stewart Green".

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. Can register for the climbing permit online at

Great documentary on bolting controversy...
Rebecca Ting - UKC and Rockfax - 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 * 7
5 South Ridge 5.6 2
6 Cowboy Boot Crack 5.6 6
Climb name Grade
13 West Face Direct
5.11b 1
14 Trigger Finger 5.9 3
15 West Point Crack 5.7 ** 1
16 Window Route 5.4 ** 1

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