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This is the main hang at the Narrows, with the cleanest rock and the longest pitches. It's essentially a 20-foot-wide corridor with water-polished granite walls on either side. There is one sport route here and the rest is trad. All the routes have bolt anchors. Bring a 60-meter rope.
Follow the approach trail as described for the Narrows area overall. About 20 minutes up the trail, you'll dead end right below a nice, 90-foot-tall slender buttress with little seams up red granite. Head right under this buttress and across talus, aiming for the obvious corridor 100 feet away, to the southeast.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Narrows Proper:
People's Crack 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Jenga Buttress Crack aka 10a Crack 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Snap, Crackle, Pop 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
The Art of Breaking 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Other People's Crack 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b R Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Chiroptophobia 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
Choss Ninja 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
The Village Idiot 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 115'
Screwheads 5.12+ 7c 28 IX E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Red Faction 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
The Cement Garden 5.13 8a 29 X- E7 6c R Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 100'
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Jenga Buttress Crack aka 10a Crack 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a CO : Carbondale : ... : Narrows Proper
This is a fun route that, at a full 30 meters long, has plenty of varied climbing in its length. As you enter the corridor, walking uphill toward the hump, you'll notice a very clean, glassy wall (The Cement Garden, 5.13) on your left. The 5.10a Crack is just past this glassy panel, and is the long, semi-diagonalling (right to left) crack line splitting the buttress about 15 feet left of a junky corner.Climb somewhat silty moves off the deck in a faint corner, then step left onto a ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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