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Facing North-Northwest, the Middle Class wall is a good place to avoid the harsh sun during the summer months. There are some stout climbs at Middle Class, and some quality rock, but generally, the Upper Echelon is a higher quality crag.
Park on the eastbound side of 14 just before the Mishawaka Tunnel, and head up the faint trail toward the cliffs. The Middle Class wall is, you guessed it, the middle of the climbable features here, and can be identified by it's lower, slabby, slightly broken section topped by a steep headwall with (probably) some fixed draws on the Twinkletoes. Break left off the trail above the talus over some flakes (3rd class) to reach a nice ledge at the base of the wall.
A. Blue Collar Baby, 11, 1p, 90', bolts.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Middle Class Wall:
Middle Management 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Streaky Stylee 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 95'
Mass Appeal 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Twinkletoes 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
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Climbing this route requires climbing Overtime (12b) first or rappelling in from above which is rather adventurous. From the anchor at the top of Overtime, head left, then up on runout but easy ground to the 1st bolt and gain the ledge on the left. Awkwardly move right onto the prow and hug the black streak straight up to the sloping top lip of Upper Middle Class Wall and follow it to chains. The crux comes about 2/3 of the way up the streak. Awesome position but har...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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