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Cirque de Poudre
Lion's Den (aka Sunday Buttress), The
Palace Pages, The
Poudre Face, The
Wall With a View
A grotto of featured granite, some steep and overhanging, with mostly sport and a few mixed routes. There are walls facing all directions, so there will usually be both sun or shade available. Rock quality varies - having a helmet on for the occasional falling rock is not a bad idea.
It's about 15 miles up the canyon from Ted's Place (where CO Highway 14 turns off of CO 287), just past Mishawaka and the tunnel.
After the tunnel, park in the second pullout on the right (the first is immediately after the tunnel). It's important that the parking area can still be used as a slow-vehicle turnout. This pretty much requires parallel parking around the edge, even though diagonal parking might accomodate more vehicles. If there isn't room, please park in the first pullout next to the tunnel. A highway accident due to an overfilled pullout would not be good for the Palace.
The river crossing may be dangerous or impossible in high water - don't underestimate it. In low water, a series of rocks that heads downriver to an island, then across, can be navigated carefully.
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Dear Slabby 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c CO : Fort Collins : ... : The Palace Pages
This route, and its neighbors to the climber's left, are rather steep. The characteristics of rock differs from other areas in the Palace, as it is smoother and featured primarily by crack systems. The route starts just left of Gossip Column, following the arete for 10 feet or so before moving out left. Follow the crack systems up from there....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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