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Middle Class Wall

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Middle Class Wall 


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Elevation: 6,200'
Location: 40.6923, -105.3755 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Aaron Martinuzzi on May 31, 2010
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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


11 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Middle Class Wall:
Middle Management   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Streaky Stylee   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   
Mass Appeal   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Twinkletoes   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Featured Route For Middle Class Wall

Middle Management 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  CO : Fort Collins : ... : Middle Class Wall
Undercling/layback the small roof at the start and continue up the slab to chains on the left side of the middle ledge. Short and not super sustained at the grade but great rock and quality climbing. A bit runout getting to the chains but the climbing gets a lot easier as you get further away from the last bolt (there is a slabby crux right above the last bolt)....[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!