Tommy Dorr wrote:EmmaM wrote:For those interested in some "pre-game" climbing before the happy hour, a few of us will be heading to Garden of the Gods starting around 3pm. All are welcome! Come whenever you get off work, leave whenever you like. Weather should be sunny and in the 60s. The plan is to be on the West side of the North and South Gateway Rock climbing areas. See you there!
I might be able to buzz over to the Garden at 3pm. What route(s) did you have in mind?
All, we're meeting in the North Lot at 3:00 pm. The North Lot is the largest, main lot, at the northern-most end of the counterclockwise one-way loop.
If you come after 3pm, find the concrete walkway which exits the lot at the south end. Head south on the walkway; North Gateway Rock will be to your right (west.) You then come to the "gateway" area - a wide pass between the North and South Gateway rocks. The Twin Spires is here, between N and S Gateway. We may be on White Spire or Red Twin, or on the west side of S Gateway, or the west side of N Gateway.
Possible routes include the first pitch of West Point Crack (5.7,) Potholes (5.7ish,) Cowboy Boot Crack (5.6, with 5.8 and 5.10 TR options) or Finger Ramp (5.7 with a 5.9/5.10 TR option.)
Beginners definitely welcome!