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About Garden of the Gods:

Awesome climbing! Sandstone, brittle in many areas - watch for loose rock! By lifetime I mean you can climb all over it and never get bored. Many different levels of climbs. Bouldering allowed. While climbing is free here, you must get a permit at the Visitor's Center before beginning; please observe the restrictions on where you are allowed to climb so that this area remains open to us all. If you are a proficent climber and are at the garden alot we ask that you help to up keep the belay anchors. If you use webbing please make sure it is a close match to the rock. *Note, the east face of Kindergarten rock is usually closed due to raptor nesting during part of the summer - please obey all restrictions in place.
Nearest town or city: Colorado Springs
Directions: From I-25 in Colorado Springs, take exit 146 (Garden of the Gods Road) west for about 3 miles. At the dead-end, turn left for about 1 mile. Turn right at the Garden Entrance (the GOG Visitor's Center will be on your left). Good luck finding a parking place on the weekends during the summer. Camping is available in cheesy, over-priced nearby RV parks, or.....From the park, turn west onto Rampart Range Road (dirt trail right behind Balancing Rock), there are numerous excellent places to camp, but bring a vehicle with high ground clearance or 4WD.
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With Replies Rappelling Montezuma's Tower skeet79 3 Jun 24 2013, 4:07 AM
With Replies Indefinite Climbing Partner houslele 1 Mar 11 2012, 5:32 PM
No Replies climbing partner dec 18-22 flyingfox 0 Dec 10 2011, 10:11 PM
No Replies Garden of the Gods Climbing Partner March 22-26 fosterm6 0 Feb 01 2010, 10:06 PM
With Replies Top-Rope Routes? jayjay0018 1 May 14 2009, 1:50 AM
No Replies new to leading! mrcrane 0 Sep 24 2008, 3:01 PM
With Replies Aid routes in Garden of the Gods? climbingaggie03 2 Apr 29 2008, 10:37 PM
With Replies Colorado Springs Alpine07 3 Apr 14 2008, 5:20 AM
With Replies Newbie with some questions. mulebiking 2 Apr 02 2007, 11:54 PM
With Replies Garden of the Gods info solicited bdplayer 11 Jul 11 2005, 6:10 PM
With Replies Camping near Garden of the Gods? munckee 1 Jun 08 2004, 4:39 AM
With Replies West Point Crack Question - Garden of the Gods zozo 10 Jun 01 2004, 5:20 PM
With Replies New Climb dylanscott 2 Aug 21 2003, 7:44 PM
With Replies Routes confusion on keyhole rock, Garden of the Gods coclimber26 2 May 19 2004, 4:51 PM
With Replies Making a bouldering/climbing guidebook for the Garden of the coclimber26 12 Jan 03 2004, 7:21 AM