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This wall faces mostly North; it is on the South side of highway.
Park at the second pullout below the tunnel. Walk about 20 yards down from the pullout; pick your way up through a talus and follow the faint path up to the top of the gully, and to the base of the obvious, streaked, overhanging wall.
A1. Tamed Donkeys, 11+, 1p, 70', bolts.
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Shoulda Coulda 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
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Folsom Flute 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- E7 7a Sport, 1 pitch, 85'
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Dark Pony 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ E7 6c CO : Fort Collins : ... : Old Aid Wall aka Upper Eche...
The climb starts same as Dream of Poudre and follows the first 3 bolts. To start the route properly, scramble up and make the big move from the glued on side pull to the small positive crimp. After clipping the 3rd bolt, make the next big move, switch hands, and start the heinous traverse to the right. At this point, you meet up with the Dark Horse project. Make a few more difficult moves, with a nice dead point, to gain the horizontal ledge and rest. From here, make a couple more b...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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