Classic 3-pitch route named for the U.S. Army climbers that first led the route. Pitch 1 follows the crack on the south side of the buttress, to the right of KOR'S CORNER. Pitch 2 follows the same crack to the top of the buttress (Pitch two is a chimney crack. There is a short 3rd pitch (5.6) that will take you to the South Gateway Summit Ridge. Fun and exposed lean/leap across move to start this pitch. New Rap anchors atop pillar installed 7/9/04
Submitted by: anykineclimb on 2004-07-16
Route ID: 3484
This route is fun and I think it's more like a 5.7 not a 5.8. It's incredibly exposed to the sun and tourists though. Vertical face with some decent belay ledges. Solid bolt placement, awessommeee view of the Rockies.
the climb was great!! scary at parts where the sandstone was falling apart and holds coming off! other than that it was a great climb! I only led first two pitches and linked them together into one and double rope rapelled off second pitch belay.