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Middle Class Wall Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 6,200'
Location: 40.6923, -105.3755 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Facing North-Northwest, the Middle Class wall is a good place to avoid the harsh sun during the summer months. There are some stout climbs at Middle Class, and some quality rock, but generally, the Upper Echelon is a higher quality crag.

In the center of the Middle Class Wall, about 7 feet above the ledge at its base, is a row of crystalline rock with some darker granite "teeth" that forms an upward-facing portion of an arch. This arch is referred to in the recent Poudre Canyon Routes guide as the "smiley face" and describes the start of several routes with reference to it.

Getting There 

Park on the eastbound side of 14 just before the Mishawaka Tunnel, and head up the faint trail toward the cliffs. The Middle Class wall is, you guessed it, the middle of the climbable features here, and can be identified by it's lower, slabby, slightly broken section topped by a steep headwall with (probably) some fixed draws on the Twinkletoes. Break left off the trail above the talus over some flakes (3rd class) to reach a nice ledge at the base of the wall.

L->R: 

A. Blue Collar Baby, 11, 1p, 90', bolts.
B. Middle Management, 10+, 1p, 60', bolts.
C1. Overtime, 12, 2p, bolts, P1 95'.
Above C1. Blackeye in the Sky, 11+, 1p, 60', bolts.
C2. Streaky Stylee, 11+, 1p, 95', bolts.
D. Goin' Streakin', 11+/12-, 1p, 95', bolts.
E. Middle Class Cracker, 10-, 1p, 100', gear.
F1. Twinkletoes, 12+, 1p, 90', bolts.
F2. Mass Appeal, 12, 1p, 90', bolts.
G. Lichenback, 11, 1p, 70', bolts.

Climbing Season



Weather station 7.2 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

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Streaky Stylee 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a  CO : Fort Collins : ... : Middle Class Wall
Start up easy ground and carefully clip the 1st bolt (or stick clip) then hand traverse the right angling horizontal crack to a stance out right. Getting from the 1st to the 3rd bolt is the routes crux sequence - powerful with a tough 2nd clip. Be careful clipping the 3rd bolt, itÂ’s an easy clip from good holds but a bad one to blow. Stays hard through the 4th bolt and becomes easier as you approach the middle ledge. From the middle ledge power up a hard move or two to gain the slab and fo...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By beavs
From: Ft. Collins, CO
Jun 24, 2010
Make sure you have at least a 60m rope for this crag, and watch your ends lowering/rapping as most of the routes push 100'. There is some exposure along the ledges at the base and anything trundled (including yourself!) is likely to hit the trail below, so be careful. Have fun!

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