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The Eden Area consists of a collection of mostly mixed climbs with a couple of pure trad and pure sport lines. All routes are a single pitch, and some require 2 ropes to rap down. In my opinion, the crown jewel of this area and possibly of all Poudre Canyon is the trad line East Of Eden (5.9). This area is right next to the road and also directly across from a portion of the narrows of the Cache la Poudre River. So in other words, communication can be difficult at best once you're off the deck.

Getting There

Eden is located about 19.5 miles up the canyon from the intersection of CO 14 and US 287 (Ted's Place). There is a pullout on the right, directly below the climb East of Eden (a right-facing dihedral). There are also some caution signs for climbers near the pullout which may help identify the area.

Per Ivan Rezucha: from Stove Prairie Road, head west a couple of miles to The Narrows, where climbable rock closes in on the road on both sides. Shortly after you cross the bridge which puts you on the north side of the river, East of Eden, the obvious, large, right-facing dihedral, will be facing you on the right side of the road. There is a small pullout on the right, and there is a large lone pine tree on a ledge a little right of the dihedral.

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Ken Duncan
Ft Collins, CO
Ken Duncan   Ft Collins, CO
Eden may have the highest concentration of great 5.9 to 5.11 climbs in the canyon. Seven great routes in 100 feet. Oct 25, 2016
Ivan Rezucha
Fort Collins, CO
Ivan Rezucha   Fort Collins, CO
More detail on getting there:
From Stove Prairie Road, head west a couple of miles to The Narrows, where climbable rock closes in on the road on both sides. Shortly after you cross the bridge which puts you on the north side of the river, East of Eden, the obvious, large, right-facing dihedral, will be facing you on the right side of the road. There is a small pullout on the right, and there is a large lone pine tree on a ledge a little right of the dihedral. Oct 17, 2010
Scott Matz
Loveland, CO
Scott Matz   Loveland, CO
One of my favorite car trad climbs, I'm not a big fan of road climbing, but this line is awesome!!! Mar 20, 2009
Brett Stiefken
laporte
Brett Stiefken   laporte
I believe the climb your refering to is Original Sin, 10c which would make it around 5.11 since most of the older routes in the canyon are sandbagged. It's just left of another sport route with missing hangers, and right of a cave/gully.

The only guidebook I've seen any of these Poudre routes in is Peter Hubbel's out of print guidebook called 'Front Range Crags' 1993.

They will probably be in Craig Luebbens new guidebook when it's finished. May 26, 2007
There is a climb to the left of East of Eden, in the next opening. It's 9 bolts, has good crimps and pulls through a nice roof. Does anyone know anything about it, or have beta for the other routes up there? It was a fun climb, I would say it's an easy .11. May 15, 2006

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