|Middle Class Wall
5 bolts of easy climbing lead up and left to the middle ledge (use long draws). A hard first move off the ledge is followed by hard sustained climbing and the crux sequence through the last 2 bolts. Originally graded 12c (which I'll admit was a sandbag) then bumped up to 13a. Seems to be settling in at 12d, but you be the judge.
The 1st route right of Middle Class Cracker follows the leftmost of the 3 black streaks on the obvious overhanging headwall (see photo on the Middle Class page).
11 bolts to chains.
|By Rob Bailey|
Jun 29, 2010
rating: 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Five clips of pure bliss. Sustained, powerfull, two moderate rests, big moves, all business, cruxy middle section, and a dyno for dessert. Who could ask for anything more. Thank you, Beavs. It seems to be hard 12d to me. Not quite 13a, but definitely not 12c.
|By Damon Vaughan|
Dec 20, 2013
rating: 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
This route is an absolute gem! I don't think there is a better line in the Poudre, except possibly Dream. This took a TON of work from me and maximum effort to send. For that reason, I think it's solidly 13a. It feels closer in difficulty to a route like Public Solitude than Dream of Poudre or even Landing Strip, but then again, it is a bit reachy and I am not tall. Get on this thing!!!