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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Middle Management 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Black Eye In The Sky 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Streaky Stylee 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 95'
Mass Appeal 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Overtime 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 95'
Black Eye In Overtime 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 160'
Twinkletoes 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
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5 bolts of easy climbing lead up and left to the middle ledge (use long draws). A hard first move off the ledge is followed by hard sustained climbing and the crux sequence through the last 2 bolts. Originally graded 12c (which I'll admit was a sandbag) then bumped up to 13a. Seems to be settling in at 12d, but you be the judge. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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