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Old Aid Wall aka Upper Echelon Wall
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Dark Pony S 
Dream of Poudre S 
Folsom Flute S 
Girl Problems S 
Moose Knuckles T 
O.D.K. S 
Pinklebear S 
Shoulda Coulda S 
Tailspin S 
Tamed Donkeys S 
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Dream of Poudre 

YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Peavy and Peters
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Submitted By: Jesse Ryan on Apr 19, 2010

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Description 

Keeping with the wall's theme, this line starts with a boulder problem, leading into more pumpy fun climbing. The boulder problem is over at the third bolt (a 13b variation heads right here). The climbing eases into the 11 range until another sting before the slab. Doesn't completely ease off through the long slab. The initial crux is harder for those less than about 6'.

Location 

Climb near the center of the wall, three bolted lines right of Moose Knuckles, climbing on and left of a black water streak.

Protection 

10 bolts to anchors. 60m rope and watch your ends.


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By Ol' Toby
From: WA
Feb 17, 2011
rating: 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b

Perhaps the best route on a stacked wall. One of the best in the canyon.
By Elijah Flenner
May 29, 2013
rating: 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b

This one feels significantly harder than the other 12s on the wall, including Pinklebear. I want to give it 13a but don't have enough experience at that grade to know for sure. Thus, I will go with hard 12d until I know better. Great climb.

Edit: I am going to stick with 12d and not 13a.
By Skyler B
Mar 21, 2015

Super great line! Cool, little, initial boulder problem to a pumpy top, in my opinion! Felt a little easy for the grade of 12d, but that might be due to my height. Sweet line, if you're up at the Ech, get on it!
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