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Description 

Poudre Canyon lies up CO Highway 14, just north of Fort Collins. The rock is made up of granite, gneiss, and [schist] which results in a wide range of rock quality - solid granite to complete choss (bring a helmet). Roadside lines are mostly sport or mixed routes, but there are some quality trad lines as well. For those willing to carry their pack in for a ways (about 3 miles), Grey Rock offers some great climbs on solid granite with a true summit, great views, and a typically quiet setting. Many/most of the lines up the canyon and at Grey Rock were developed by Craig Luebben. Some obvious roadside bouldering exists up the canyon. For more options, ask a local or do some exploring.

Small 'mom and pop' stores are scattered up the canyon. Many are only open during the summer months. I like to support the Rustic Resort located in Rustic for grub and suds. It's one of the few places open in the winter. Camping is mostly limited to developed campgrounds that get a lot of traffic in the summer. Higher up the canyon towards Cameron Pass more primitive camping opportunities can be found, but that's pretty far from the climbs. I'd suggest making a day trip and then drinking some fine micro-brews in Fort Collins.


Getting There 

I-25 to Fort Collins. Take the CO Highway 14/Mulberry St. Exit and head west into Ft. Collins. Follow the signs for CO HWY 14 and CO 287. By following the signs, you will take a right on Riverside(immediately after the RR tracks) and another right on College Ave. Follow this north and around to the west until it merges on 287. Stay on CO 287 for about 10 miles and hang a left onto CO 14 at Ted's Place.

From Laramie, simply take CO 287 south to CO 14 (Ted's Place) and go west.


Guidebook 

The Northern Colorado Climbers Coalition has published a FREE e-book to Poudre Canyon. There is a 44-page book for bouldering, and a 116-page book for route climbing. Both books are full-color and available for free download at www.nococlimbing.org/climbing This is a very high-quality publication with excellent color photos, topos & excellent route descriptions. Did I mention that their free?


333 Total Routes


['4 Stars',26],['3 Stars',115],['2 Stars',131],['1 Star',52],['Bomb',2]
['<=5.6',15],['5.7',20],['5.8',23],['5.9',29],['5.10',59],['5.11',71],['5.12',37],['5.13',3],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',6],['V2-3',21],['V4-5',15],['V6-7',13],['V8-9',13],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',7],['>=V14',1]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Poudre Canyon:
The Warmup   V1-2 5     Boulder   420s
Scarface   V6 7A     Boulder, 10'   420s
Sky Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 230'   Greyrock : Northwest Slabs
Greatest Route   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 4 pitches   Greyrock : Southeast Face
East of Eden   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 125'   Eden area : The Eden Wall
Churchill Rejects   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   The Palace : The Chamber
Rapunzel, Rapunzel   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   The Palace : The Citadel
The Scepter   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   The Palace : The Scepter
Monstrosity   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   The Palace : Mineshaft Wall
Silver Girl   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Crystal Wall : North Face
Ballet of the Bulge   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Crystal Wall : Southwest Alcove
Dear Slabby   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   The Palace : The Palace Pages
O.D.K.   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Triple Tier Area : Old Aid Wall aka Upper Eche...
Sporting Green   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   The Palace : The Palace Pages
Between Nothingness and Eternity   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 150'   Greyrock : The South Slabs
Go Spuds Go   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   Greyrock : The South Slabs
Tailspin   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Triple Tier Area : Old Aid Wall aka Upper Eche...
Tour de Poudre   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 2 pitches, 140'   Crystal Wall : North Face
Dream of Poudre   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Triple Tier Area : Old Aid Wall aka Upper Eche...
Folsom Flute   5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Triple Tier Area : Old Aid Wall aka Upper Eche...
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Featured Route For Poudre Canyon
Excellent start on quartzite groove.

The Medusa 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b CO : Fort Collins : ... : Breakers
The Medusa is a bold and aesthetic line line up the beautiful slab on the eastern end of the Breakers. The route is immediately left of an obvious roof-crack called Fisticuffs (10c). Props to J. Brink and P. McGrane, this route is a gem and a proud send.Bouldery moves over an initial bulge gain the first bolt (an old rusty hunk of metal). Enjoy excellent climbing up quartzite, passing two more bolts. The crux comes shortly after the third bolt and involves thin friction moves to gain a sloping h...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Photos of Poudre Canyon Slideshow Add Photo
Bobby rapping off the Scepter.
Bobby rapping off the Scepter.
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The moai of the Poudre Canyon.
The moai of the Poudre Canyon.
Pingree again.
Pingree again.
Matt O on a 5.10b at The Palace
Matt O on a 5.10b at The Palace
Swanson on a route at The Palace.
Swanson on a route at The Palace.
Bouldering up in Pingree.
Bouldering up in Pingree.
Bob Horan bouldering in the Poudre, circa 1980.
Bob Horan bouldering in the Poudre, circa 1980.
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By Anonymous Coward
Aug 29, 2002

Anybody know what the very small crag on the West side of the Canyon, justup from the diversion dam is called?There was a large pulloff just to the north, not far up the canyon and south of Grey Rock trailhead.

There were a few toprope options, overhanging a bit.. We climbed and were curious to know any info: route names, rating, etc.

email: paddler_chic@yahoo.com

Thanks.

By Corey Kos
Sep 7, 2002

Not sure, we stopped and explored that same area. It had lots of nice gym like bouldering. We did the TR problem that goes up just right of the crack. I am not into rating things but I would say it was a 5.9 to 5.10 depending on your start. Careful of the loose rock, the 2 that are bad for bouldering are marked with Xs, the route a lot of loose stuff as well so be careful. I think it makes for a great day trip for anyone interested in doing some nice bouldering traverses and some moderate TRing, on the other hand that is what I thought and I find myself up there a lot working the problems. It also has nice landings so you can go pad less if you need to.

By Anonymous Coward
Oct 3, 2002

Some beta for the Poudre

0.0 miles Ted's Place (Intersection of Highway 287 and Highway 14 8.3 miles Greyrock Parking 17.6 miles Electric Ocean area - park here and head up a steep trail on left side of road (look for a cairn). Various bolted and trad routes.19.0 miles East of Eden crack - 5.9 trad crack26.2 miles Pingree Park Road 31.3 miles Rustic Resort, bar/store 38.1 miles Hatchery Rocks - bouldering 38.9 miles A few boulders on the right - moderate problems 31.4 miles. One boulder at base of hill on right (just past "Big Bend" sign). There are 2 problems on this rock, one being a stellar V6(ish)40.9 milesParking for Bog bouldering on the right 41.2 miles Parking for 420s bouldering(look for "Day Use Area" sign on your right) 42.9 miles Merlin Boulder (one lone boulder with one problem on eastern face,in the trees on the right, 20 feet from road) ???? miles Gandalf bouldering area - park at the "Tunnel" picnic area on the left.Not more than a few miles past Merlin. The boulders are just across the river.

By Barry
Oct 7, 2002

Why in the hell did you give all that info? Part of the fun going up the Poudre is finding stuff on your own. Not overpopulating the canyon! Thanks man!

By Anonymous Coward
Oct 8, 2002

Hey Barry, I applaud your sense of adventure. You like to explore the Poudre with no help from a guidebook, discovering hidden gems for yourself. I say go for it! Don't look at this website. Don't buy any guidebooks. No one is forcing this beta down your throat. Have fun.

By Anonymous Coward
Nov 29, 2002

There is a place called THE ELECTIC OCEAN that was put up about 9 years ago with well over a dozen routes in the .9 to .13+ range. Be on the look out ,,,,,,very well hidden and off the road,,,be adventurous and you will be rewarded with some of the best sport climbing on the Front Range.

By frank
Nov 30, 2002

Hewlitt Gulch Boulder developed after fire, hike in 10-15 min., get to old mason foundation, look west uphill, black pod-like boulder, south side warmups, SE corner good with fun finish (beware of block leading to mantel) and east face with fun to hard, some light-cleaning might help finishes. sporty crag in sight uphill and left. Cams for anchor, 5.10-.12 TRs, fun but short-tread lightly.

By Thomas Jensen
Mar 4, 2003

Hike around to the BACKSIDE of Greyrock and you will find this amazing spot with two huge erratic boulders with some awesome problems. Dont know names or grades, but a cool spot in a very nice setting with great landings.

By Robert Stetler
Jul 8, 2003

I've got a question about Greyrocks, a so I'll post this question here. There is a really hard OW somewhere in Greyrocks. Apparently it is not on the rock proper but near it somewhere. I don't think it is too tall. I hear it is a [Luebben] 5.12, I have no idea on the name. I'd really love to hit that thang, is there anyone out there with route location (no climbing beta please, ignorance is bliss), I just want to find it. My email is angrywetsuit@hotmail.com Thanks.

By Brian Milhaupt
From: Golden, CO
Jul 9, 2003

Robert- I was at the library today and ran across a mini-topo on grayrock. It was in Issue #37 of Rock and Ice. Hope that helps.

By Anonymous Coward
Jul 13, 2003

Hey, that OW at Greyrock is called Go Spuds Go, 12a I believe, first done by [Luebben]. It is very short, the meat is all of @ 15', and then 30' or so once above the steep part. Have fun.

By JDory
Sep 5, 2003

Trying to get into climbing in Poudre Canyon. Not a lot of time to explore. Is there any good info out there? We stopped a few miles past the tunnel by a very prominent wall along side the river. Across the road were a few nice looking (sparsely bolted) routes? Downhill maybe 200ft we climbed an arete (5.9?) and found two nice lines above. We climbed the right side (8 bolts maybe) and thought the grade to be 12 something. Does this sound familiar?

By Old Fart aka Dave Bohn
Nov 26, 2003

As there is no bolting ban in effect in the area and let's face it, every sport crag on the Front Range is on FS land from , Clear Creek, Boulder Canyon, the 'Vrain, the Monistary, Jug Dome,Mary's Lake, etc. Thats because climbing is a recognized "offical" use of FS land. If I'm sorting out the facts right though, if somebody went ahead and actually "built" a trail without a permit, rather then just setting out a few cairns and waiting for the streaming hordes of feet to do the rest, then that's highly illegal but that can't "close" an area. I agree it's a little sticky right now but they have no legal jurisdication to throw you out. I just think it's funny how they've bent over backwards to accommodate the rafting,hunting,fishing community up the canyon( the Big$ groups), but are raising a stink about a few climbers.

By ac
Apr 19, 2004

The Palace is a newish sport area with about 50 routes in a concentrated area up the Poudre. Parking is located about 15 miles up river from Ted's Place (jct of Hwy 14 and Hwy 287). Park in the large pullout just past the tunnel. Go across the river (sometimes too high to cross in the Spring) and follow good trail for 5 minutes. Guidebook should be available locally sometime in late April 2004.

By ac
May 12, 2004

Palace beta: crossing the Poudre in the Spring can be nearly impossible in the Spring. Check the water levels before you drive up there by checking the following website: www.dwr.state.co.us/Hydrology/flow_graph.asp?ID=CLAFTCCO&MTY>>>

A flow of 50-100 CFS is probably crossable but don't even think about it when it's at 1000 CFS! Also note that water levels can rise real quick. In May 2004 the water went from 70 CFS to 700 CFS in under 48 hours.

I believe this graph would also be applicable to other areas where the Poudre needs to be crossed such as the Pearl area, Gandalf area, and the Bog.

By ?????
May 30, 2004

As of may 28 the forest service has closed the palace until may of 2007 the reason for the closure is unknown. They said something about title 36 but that was it.It's to bad because its areally good climbing area. Fort collins climbers need to step up and get there voices heard or the forest service will only cater to the boaters, hunters, fisherman.

By PZ
Jun 1, 2004

What's up with the closure at the Palace? How can they close public land without public involvement? Does anybody know who to contact or how to voice opposition to the closure? As a Fort Collins climber I'm always looking for more routes to climb closer to home. We should not let this closure go forward quietly.

By ac
Jun 21, 2004

Are you sure the Palace area is closed? How did you find out? Are there signs posted, or did a ranger stop you from climbing one day? I know there was some flack in the last year about unauthourized trail construction. But I heard that was all cleared up.

What's the official word?

By Anonymous Coward
Jun 21, 2004

It's official. The palace is closed. I met the person responsible. The area is considered very sensitive and is off limits to any development of any kind. If the forest service had noticed the development sooner, they would have put a stop to it earlier.

By ac
Jun 22, 2004

Regarding the Palace closure - can you be a little more specific about your information??

By ac
Jun 22, 2004

OK, so if the Palace is closed to further development...that means a bolting/trail building ban. That's not the same as a closure to climbing. Or did I misinterpret your post. Any idea who should be contacted at the Forest Service to discuss this?

By Jeremy Monahan
From: Fort Fun, CO
Sep 3, 2004

I heard a rumor that the guy developing the Palace got wasted one night, got into a fight with the FS guys, and now it is closed. I guess he was doing a good job until then, but he screwed up and got it closed. Is this true, or is it just a tall tale??

By Old Fart aka Dave Bohn
Sep 3, 2004

"By: Jeremy Monahan On: Fri Sep 3 17:43:00 2004 Comments: I heard a rumor that the guy developing the Palace got wasted one night, got into a fight with the FS guys, and now it is closed. I guess he was doing a good job until then, but he screwed up and got it closed. Is this true, or is it just a tall tale?? "

Absolutely untrue !! It was a combination of 2 things.

#1 : Unauthorized trail construction on FS land. A biggie, but they were still willing to negotiate at that point

#2: The sticker from what I've heard: A fixed Tyrol across a "Wild & Scenic" river that was endangering boaters and was repeatedly removed by FS personnel and then replaced by "unknown persons"

So the fact of the matter is, that because a few people didn't want to get there feet wet and HAD to have aTyrol fixed, the area is now shut down indefinitely.

On a somewhat brighter side; the Access Fund is now negotiating with the FS. Don't screw up the area anymore by renegading a visit ! Despite an already published guidebook, the area is closed!

By Jeremy Monahan
From: Fort Fun, CO
Sep 4, 2004

Cool, as long as it wasn't some guy just being a jerk. Thanks for the info Old Fart.

By Anonymous Coward
Oct 8, 2004

How does a tyrolean affect boaters? To be high enough to work it would have to be well above the level that would affect boating. Also, I guess the forest service would prefer everyone creating their access trail thus eroding an entire hillside. Most climbers "trails" are not exactly constructed.

By Old Fart aka Dave Bohn
Oct 19, 2004

For many months, there's been a guidebook available at my gym for "The Palisades". Funny how there's a book out publishing routes in a closed area ! Wishfull thinking ?

By Anonymous Coward
Nov 14, 2004

There are several "rocks" that should be added to the poudre canyon entry. I have submitted the Gandalf Area several times but it never appears. Is this because of some misguided belief in the "adventurous" spirit of Poudre Canyon Bouldering? Other people should submit there favorite Poudre spots to help make this guide reflect the growing options in the canyon.

By A concerned citizen
Nov 16, 2004

I called the Forest Service on November 15th, 2004 and asked about the Palace. It is open to the public, just make sure you wade acrross the river, and take care of the place.

By Anonymous Coward
Mar 1, 2005

What about the plentiful bouldering up Young's Gulch? The FS guys will never think to look for us there!

By nolteboy
Apr 14, 2005

I hiked up and looked at the ELECTRIC OCEAN area. While there are indeed some climbs established there, I think that it is a gross overstatement to say that they represent "some of the best sport climbing on the front range."

By Frosty
Oct 13, 2005

Is the Palace still closed? Any updates on the access issue?

By Adam Clements
Nov 23, 2005

The Palace has been open for over a year now. It was only closed for 6 months, the time it took the Forest Service to have the local volunteer fire crew to remove the [unauthorized] steps. There is a guide with about 70 routes but there are now about 110. The book is probablly sold out. One might check Inner Strength gym. Future editions will only be sold in Fort Collins. The Palace and the Crystal Wall are almost fully developed with many five star routes. Please respect the trails and park as far off the road as possible. If camping, fires are discouraged.

By BZD
Apr 17, 2006

Does anyone know when the new guide for The Palace is coming out?

By Mark Dinkelman
From: Fort Collins
Apr 20, 2006

FYI, there's a nice bouldering area up the Young's Gulch trail, I think it would be worth the 10-15 minute walk up the trail to beat the summer heat. There are several boulders with considerable potential. Lots of trees and of course the stream, it's off the trail and pretty overgrown. I think with some environmentally-respectable grooming it could be another option for the local boulderer.

By Keir
Apr 28, 2006

I'm also very interested in obtaining a guidebook for the palace--or perhaps, if one of you kind souls feels so inclined, would love any beta on finding routes up there--thx

By BZD
May 1, 2006

Keir, you can get a guide book from Inner Strength Rock Gym for $8.

By Chip Phillips
From: Broomfield, CO
May 17, 2006

FWIW, about 30 problems have been put up in Young's Gulch.

By BZD
Jun 21, 2006

Does anybody know if there is any kind of bolting restrictions in the Poudre Canyon, or what you have to do in order to bolt something legally?

By Craig Luebben
Jul 29, 2006

Request for information:

After 10 years of procrastinating, I am finally working with Skip Harper on a Rock Climber's Guide to Northern Colorado. It will include many of the areas from Redfeather Lakes south to Big Thompson Canyon, including:

Redfeather Lakes
Creedmore Crags
Grazing Allotment ?
Lady Moon **
Greyrock & satellite crags
Poudre Canyon
Poudre Park (Odyssey)
Tunnel area (closed to climbing)
Crystal Wall **
The Palace **
Electric Ocean **
Big Narrows
Fish Creek
Hatchery Boulders
420 Boulders
Horsetooth Reservoir
Arthur’s Rock **
Horsetooth Rock ** (I have 1 route listed here)
Big Thompson Canyon
Mary’s Bust **
The Narrows **
Center of the Universe Crags **
Palisades (I have 12 routes listed here) **
Combat Rock
Cedar Park Slab ** (I have 2 routes listed here)

We have all of the un-starred areas pretty well covered (my friends and I opened around two or three hundred routes in these areas in the 1980s and early 90s – if you have anything newer let me know). We are still seeking more or updated information on the starred areas. Please send me an e-mail (cluebben@aol.com) if you have some good info and maybe we can go climb there together so I get it right.

The book will cover some bouldering, but won’t be very comprehensive. It will be somewhat comprehensive for sport and trad climbing, except that we will leave out some of the choss.

If you have any information about access or sensitive areas, please send that too. We may or may not include first ascent information; if you have that for any of the areas please send it on.

Also, many of the early “sport” routes were bolted in “old school” style (bolts far apart and sometimes requiring tricky trad placements to supplement the bolts). These routes seem to rarely get climbed. It could be because no one knows about them, or because this style scares people – I think it’s a little of both. Should we modernize some of these (meaning closer bolts and fewer mixed routes where you need to know which one or two extra pieces to bring), or leave them alone and just provide information on their character? Of course, I am only talking about changing my own routes, not those of others unless it is their choice.

Lastly, if you know of any quarter-inch bolts or other unsafe hardware in these areas, let’s collect that information so we can replace unsafe fixed gear.

Thank you,

Craig Luebben

By andrew fox
Mar 21, 2007

Anyone have any beta on the area on the south side of Highway 14 right at the diversion dam, just west of the turn-off for gateway mountain park? This is the spot with the 2 Xs spraypainted on the wall. Looks like there's one route with bolts at the top (a short di-hedral rock). Also, looks like you can toprope off some trees on the right side of the area. Rock looks pretty loose in the area. I'm new to climbing and looking for easier toprope routes close to town.

Thanks,
Andrew
andrew.m.fox@gmail.com

By Jay F. Weekly
Jun 13, 2007

Andrew, I've always heard that spot referred to as Ed's Wall, but I don't know if that's a completely made up name. As far as I know, the crack in the middle goes at about 5.9, the wall to the right can be toproped in the 11ish range, and the traverse is about V1/V2 if I remember correctly. There's probably also a route that goes up the overhang on the left, but I've always avoided it as it looked a little chossy.

By Nicolas
Jul 3, 2007

We had planned to visit Palace and would like to know if the river is quite easy to cross at the end of August?

We have only a week to spend in Colorado before to move to Wyoming and will probably spend couple of days to do sport climbing around Denver. We heard about Boulder (Avalon & Plotinus wall), Estes Park and this site. Would like to get your comments based on quality of routes from 5.9 to 5.10c, not too much crowd.

By xxxxxxx
Oct 8, 2007

Hey, had a question about Theodore on Greyrock, are there fixed belay stations up there? Me and my buddy are doing our first, multi-pitch, trad route and wanted to know what to expect.

By BZD
Oct 11, 2007

Could someone who's been to the Electric Ocean give me a little better directions on how to get there? I tried to find it the other day. I found some boulders, but no routes.

By They call me Sam
From: Fort Collins, Colorado
May 14, 2008

Anybody know where Rasta Drop is? I saw it in the 2008 Photo Annual, and decided I have to do it.

By Dan S.
From: Lakewood, CO
Aug 19, 2008

WARNING: Some areas in the canyon are State Wildlife Areas (SWA) owned by the Department of Wildlife (DOW). You must possess a "Colorado Wildlife Habitat Stamp" to climb in this area. A fishing or hunting license is also valid. It may be purchased at any Wal-Mart or at one of the roadside convenience stores along the Canyon. See the following website for more information.

wildlife.state.co.us/Education/CommemorativeStamp.htm

As we were leaving the 420 area several officials with the DOW informed us of the requirement. They had just posted a sign at the pull-off that states the requirement. Each climber must possess a stamp. One stamp is not valid for a group of climbers.

By Ben Schneider
From: Westminster, CO
Jul 30, 2010

New Poudre Canyon Guidebook Donates All Profits to Craig Luebben's Family

Poudre Canyon Rock Climbing Guide, by Craig Luebben, Bennett Scott and Cameron Cross is now available for advance purchase from the publisher, Fixed Pin Publishing.

This project was started almost 20 years ago with the publication of a Greyrock climbing guidebook (1991) by Craig Luebben, who many climbers know as the inventor of the Big Bro and the prolific author of instructional climbing books. During his time in Fort Collins, Craig contributed many first ascents to the canyon. With Craig’s support, Ben Scott and Cameron Cross of the Northern Colorado Climbers Coalition (NC3) spearheaded the effort to release this book online and free of charge to the climbing community. Tragically, on August 9th, 2009, Craig died in the North Cascades while training for an AMGA guide’s exam. While Craig could not be a part of the final stages of the process, the NC3 released Poudre Canyon Routes Select as a free download last fall.

Almost a year after Craig's death, his contributions to the climbing community are helping fulfill a dream he himself never realized - seeing his daughter Giulia attend college. 100% of the profits from the sale of this book will be donated to the Craig Luebben Memorial Fund, and will specifically be invested in a CollegeInvest 529 Plan for his daughter.

Additionally, when the book is available in local retail outlets this November, three local shops will be donating their share of the profits to the fund: Bent Gate Mountaineering, Neptune Mountaineering and Wilderness Exchange.

Thanks to a generous donation for the printing costs, when you buy this book directly from the publisher or from one of these supportive local shops, every penny you spend will go into Giulia's college fund.

Follow this link to read more about the project and to reserve your advance copy: www.fixedpin.com/Poudre_Canyon_Rock_Climbing_Guide.html

Poudre Canyon Rock Climbing guidebook.
Poudre Canyon Rock Climbing guidebook.

By Jason Haas
From: Broomfield, CO
Dec 18, 2010

The Poudre Canyon book is here! Get it off the Fixed Pin website or check it out in any of the local shops.

Jason Haas

By AshtonMWilson
Jan 30, 2013

Who knows where up the Poudre there is ice or mixed?

By Jim DiMaiolo
Jul 2, 2014

Looking for some awesome climbing over the holiday weekend! Does anyone know what the water level is at the Palace?

Thanks!