Middle Earth is the second area encountered and consists of mostly broken, ledgey rock faces with a couple of routes.
On the approach trail stay right after crossing the drainage. After hiking up a small scree slope, head left to the base of the wall.
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Black Tongue 5.10c CO : Glenwood Springs : ... : Middle Earth
This interesting climb begins with some easy approach slabs to the steep, overhanging start beneath the "black tongue" of bat guano coming out of a large hole. Clip the first bolt and make fun movements on big huecos/pockets to the right of the "black tongue." The first crux comes at the fifth piece of protection (bolt, bolt, pin, bolt) as you must navigate a small, but steep overhang, trying to keep your hand off of the bat guano jug while trying to locate the good holds above and sort out the ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO