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The Citadel  


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Submitted By: Dylan Kuhn on Oct 16, 2006
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Description 

A prominent pair of towers on the ridge south of Cedar Creek.

Getting There 

You can follow cairns heading south up the ridge from the Palace Pages or a trail heading east from Vatoville.

Rattlesnakes 

Note, there are rattlesnakes here.

Climbing Season



Weather station 7.3 miles from here

7 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',2],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Citadel:
Rapunzel, Rapunzel   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Let Down Your Hair   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Citadel   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   
A Full Dazed Work (not Coronas and Lime)   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Featured Route For The Citadel
Citadel and A Dazed Work.

Citadel 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  CO : Fort Collins : ... : The Citadel
This is a good route with fun moves. Start with feet on the broken/crumbly base of the tower (foot holds might break off). If you start closer to A Dazed Work, then itís a little easier and the rock seems a bit more solid (make sure you traverse right after). The first clip is somewhat taxing (stick clip isnít a bad idea if this is your limit). The rest of the route is very well bolted. The crux comes about 25 feet off the ground when moving over the obvious bulge using the crack. G...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By mattnorville
Aug 30, 2009
Heads up, I saw a baby rattler up here yesterday.