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The north face proper is where the classic Sucking Wind is found along with a number of other trad lines.
Uphill and left from the Railroad Tracks/Northwest Corner area.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for North Face:
Sucking Wind 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, 4 pitches, 100'
Tick-Mark Wall 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Featured Route For North Face
The classic line at the Fountain Buttress is one of the best trad lines in Glenwood Canyon. It is quality, clean climbing up a steep granite face. Featured in Glenn Randall's 1983 Vertigo Games book, you've probably spied this line when driving westbound on I-70 as it's the striking splitter cutting through the right size of the cleancut north face of the Fountain Buttress. Sucking Wind was originally climbed in 4 pitches but is most often done in two, or one long pitch, thanks to a variation p...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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