The [Nod] actually has a few routes that were established a little while back. I submit these for the few hardy soles, who have the desire to consider climbing with a rope in the Cache La Poudre Canyon. Ask around, there are many more routes, but nobody seems to want to climb them. There are too many exceptional places to climb elsewhere. But, if you're in the area and are of the right mind, you just might experience something special about 'The Poudre' that transcends the climbing of this rustic place.
The [Nod] lies just above and to the right of the East of Eden Dihedral, notice the right hand aręte, and the cracks on the face to the left. All of the routes may be descended by walk-off, or rappelling Moment of Clarity.
Plug a couple of cams in a 3" crack almost directly under the aręte, and belay. Carefully traverse left to the South side and the first bolt. Place a small cam after the first bolt. Clip bolts the rest of the way, with an optional hidden small cam (blue Metolius) possible near the top to reduce the run-out (5.9) to the two-bolt anchor. The aręte, half way up, can be climbed either directly on the aręte or on the face to the left, the left being a little harder....[more]Browse More Classics in CO
News and Events For The Nod (formerly submitted as The Fable)
The new Poudre guide refers to the area left and right of East of Eden (from Billy's Face on the right, behind the tree, to Garden of Eden (sport, left of the arete) as "Eden Wall". The wall up and right hosting Moment of Clarity, etc. is referred to as "Nod". There's another, bigger wall up the hill and right of Nod.
I must admit and apologize for initiating this confusion – calling The Nod, The Fable. But at my defense, I did email a suggestion to make corrections some years ago. Then, even more routes got put under The Fable. I posted The Fable without knowing The Nod name existed. I also posted The Fable as a mistake to myself. I originally referred to the crag above and to the right of The Nod as The Fable, after a crack route I named East of the Sun and West of the Moon (5.10 fist up high, with chains).
If some corrections could please be made, I think it would make things a lot more user friendly for us all.
I believe the description for The Fable should be titled The Nod. The only routes described on MP at this time for The Nod appear to be: Moment of Clarity, La Royal, With Cheese, and Pulp Friction.
Also, the routes East of Eden, Fish and Whistle, and West of Eden, should be listed under a new description, The Eden Wall. So, please just rename The Fable, The Node, and move the routes mentioned above to a new area, the Eden Wall.
Thank you, Steve
A pic of some of the Eden Area. Upper Node with routes can be seen top center-half sun, half shade.