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Small 'mom and pop' stores are scattered up the canyon. Many are only open during the summer months. I like to support the Rustic Resort located in Rustic for grub and suds. It's one of the few places open in the winter. Camping is mostly limited to developed campgrounds that get a lot of traffic in the summer. Higher up the canyon towards Cameron Pass more primitive camping opportunities can be found, but that's pretty far from the climbs. I'd suggest making a day trip and then drinking some fine micro-brews in Fort Collins.
Edited to add: HughC notes that many of the routes in Poudre Canyon are bolted in an "old school" style and may present more risk than climbers accustomed to more modern sport routes may expect. As with any climbing situation or route, climbers should carefully evaluate the conditions of the route, fixed gear, themselves, and the environment before committing to a climb.
From Laramie, simply take CO 287 south to CO 14 (Ted's Place) and go west.
The Poudre Canyon Guidebook 3rd Edition by Bennett Scott was released in October of 2018. The new edition covers over 1200 routes and boulder problems across 44 different climbing areas.
You can purchase copies in town at Ascent Studio and Jax Outdoor Gear, among others.
If you would like to purchase a copy online, please use the redirect link on the NCCC site so the climbers coalition can receive a portion of the proceeds: https://fixedpin.refersion.com/l/884.121247.
Crags (downstream to upstream)
Greyrock - 8.4 miles
- Greyrock Summit Trail 946
Routes - 9.6 miles
Triple Tier Area - 14.7 miles
Crystal Wall - 15 miles
The Palace - 15 miles
Stove Prairie Road Areas - 16.3 miles
- Stove Prairie Cracks
- PMA Crag
- Electric Ocean - 18.1 miles
- Yankee Doodle Slab
- The Trough
- Eden Area
- The Nod (formerly submitted as The Fable)
- Eve's Cave
- Snake Eyes Wall
- Twilight Area
- - Upper Midlife Wall
- Last Turn Crag
- The Beach
Pingree Park Road - 26.7 miles
West of Rustic
- Hatchery Rock - 38.3 miles
- Bone Caves
- Critical Mass Area
- Pearl Area - 40 miles
- Roaring Creek Area
- The Bog - 41 miles
- 420s - 41.5 miles
- Gandalf Area - 46.1 miles
- Poudre Falls - 47 miles
Thanks go to Ben Scott for his assistance in this reorganization!
Flow Rate for Cache de la Poudre
Bats - conservation
See a bat on a route, give a shout. Climbers for Bat Conservation is working with climbers to understand bat ecology and why bats choose certain cracks and flakes. If you see bats, and want to tell them, here is their email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and their website (climbersforbats.colostate.edu/).
Climbers for Bat Conservation is a collaboration between climbers, bat biologists, and land managers to understand where bats roost and where large populations may reside. They are interested in finding bats because a new disease, called white-nose syndrome (whitenosesyndrome.org/), has killed millions of bats in North America. This collaboration has identified bat roosts throughout the U.S., and as far away as Norway and Bulgaria. CBC was developed by biologists who climb and they are advocates for climbing access and bat conservation. If you see bats while climbing, please let them know by emailing them at email@example.com, or visiting their website to learn more (climbersforbats.colostate.edu/).
Zoologist, Colorado Natural Heritage Program (sites.warnercnr.colostate.e…)
Director, Climbers for Bat Conservation
Classic Climbing Routes at Poudre Canyon
Days w Precip