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climbingaggie03


Apr 29, 2008, 2:58 PM
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Aid routes in Garden of the Gods?  (North_America: United_States: Colorado: Front_Range: Garden_of_the_Gods)
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So I'm looking to get some aiding in when I pass through Colorado springs, Does anybody know of a couple of good aid routes? I know there are some former aid routes that have gone free, and I was kind of thinking of trying the east face of Montezuma tower, I think there is a 5.8 C2 route on there that has an older bolt ladder on it. Or I was thinking of trying to Aid Kor's Korner.

Any beta would be appreciated.


jmeizis


Apr 29, 2008, 3:30 PM
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You've pretty much got the right idea. The few aid routes that I know of are just bolt ladders, nothing interesting about that. Clean aiding some of the hard cracks like Annaconda and Kor's Corner. You could try Angle Tangle on the East Face of North Gateway. If you can't find it from all the old pinholes then you better get your eyes checked. Let's see, Zipper on Tweedledumshire Spire used to be an aid route, don't know what you could find there. The East Face of Montezuma's goes at 5.6 C2. The West Face of the Three Graces goes at 5.11a A2. That's all the personal knowledge I know and everything I could glean from the guidebook. Do me a favor when you're out there. Climb the last pitches of Pete and Bob's Crack on the West Face of North Gateway. I'm too scared to go do it myself.


climbingaggie03


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Awesome, that ought to be enough to keep me busy. I will do my best to climb pete and bobs.


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