Tunnel back in the day.
The Triple Tier Area includes a number of crags including The Fist, the Undertall Wall, The Sail, the Laughing Man, and the namesake three-tiered cliff comprised of the Chimney Sweep Wall, the Middle Class Wall, and the gem of the area, The Upper Echelon (aka Old Aid Wall). Rock quality is variable between these crags - some of the best can be found at the Upper Echelon - so bring a helmet, and a light rack isn't a terrible idea, either, as some lines are mixed or full-on gear protected.
Head west from Ted's Place on CO-14 for about 15 miles, parking on the eastbound side of the road just before the tunnel. Head up a faint trail heading southeast to reach the Upper Echelon, MIddle Class, and Chimney Sweep walls, and over the saddle just past the Upper Echelon to reach The Sail. The Fist is located on the east side of the river, as well as the Undertall Wall, which lies adjacent to The Fist.
Weather station 7.2 miles from here
35 Total Routes
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Dark Pony 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 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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BETA PHOTO: The Triple Tier Area back when the Tunnel was firs...
BETA PHOTO: The Triple Tiers in all their glory.
By Ol' Toby
Aug 1, 2013
This zone offers the finest concentration of 5.12 sport climbing in the canyon with the Upper Echelon being particularly stacked with classics.
Be aware! Rattlesnakes are prevalent on the approach trail slope and particularly enjoy the area below the Middle Tier wall.
By Brian Dunnohew
Jun 27, 2014
Found a men's wedding band at the parking for Echelon on 6/20/2014. Message me if you are missing one.