Elevation: 5,543 ft
GPS: 40.422, -105.24 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Orphaned on Apr 26, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

The routes I climbed in this area were all sport routes-though there is some potential for trad routes-just watch for loose blocks. I can't stress that enough. The rock here is a solid gniess that offers zero friction. Good foot-work is the ticket. All the routes begin on the shoulder of US Highway 34, so remember not to park the car too close in spite of falling matter. Since the routes are in a fairly narrow canyon, sunlight is most abundant during the hours closest to noon and when that sun goes down, the wind can really party hard. For pro you'll need at least 10 draws and some reflective-wear so you aren't hit by any reckless drivers.

Eds. This is an area spread out over ~1.3 miles uphill from the Beige Siphon Tube. Subsequently, we have subdivided this section to make it easier for you to use.

Getting There

Take I-25 to Loveland whether that be north or south. Exit west on Highway US 34. Head west till you get to the canyon. You'll know when you get there. Just as you enter, you'll cruise under a big beige tube. That's the water supply for Horsetooth Reservoir. About a mile past that, on the left, just before you cross a bridge that makes a leftward bend, is a 25 ft. overhanging route with a total of two bolts then run out to one bolted shut. This is route one.The next two routes are about another half mile down the road on the right. We'll call these routes two and three. These are right next to eachother-they start on the same bolt, split in the middle,end on the same shuts, and last about 45 ft. And the last route, route four, is about 50 ft. past routes two and three. This guy is about 22 ft. tall and is really tricky. There are no holds about half way up. I think five draws should do. I don't know the names of these routes or how long they've been there so I'm just naming them by proximity to the green tube. Bring ten draws and have fun.

Crags going upstream

Construction Zone

0.0 from BST
Steep Triangular Face - private property; do not climb here
0.1 from BST
60 Degree Slabs - private property; do not climb here
0.2-0.3 from BST
White Dike area - private property; do not climb here
0.6 from BST
??
The Borg
Building Block area
Ironing Board area
1.0 from BST
Beer Slabs
Sign Crack area
1.2 from BST
Bridge Wall North
Bridge Wall South
1.3 from BST
Between Shark's Fin Wall & Bridge Wall North (Practice Rock)
Dorsal Crack area
Shark's Fin area
Friendship 7 Wall
Scoop Wall
Iron John/Little Tree area
The Ledges

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Classic Climbing Routes at Beige Tube Area / The Narrows

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 17
Shark Bait
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
 3
The White Dike
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 3
Love Again
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Green Hornet
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 4
Slipstream Dihedral
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
 12
Left of Seven
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 4
Indifferent
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
Tenacious
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 3
Mystery 13
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 5
Sitting Pretty
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 3
Bashful
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 3
Domino Theory
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 8
Ironjohn
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 21
Friendship Seven
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c A3
 6
Safety in Numbers
Trad, TR, Aid
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Shark Bait Shark's Fin Wall
 17
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
The White Dike White Dike Area
 3
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad 2 pitches
Love Again Ledges
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Green Hornet Ledges
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Slipstream Dihedral Ironing Board Slabs (…
 4
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Left of Seven Friendship 7 Wall
 12
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 Trad
Indifferent Ledges
 4
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Tenacious Ledges
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Mystery 13 White Dike Area
 3
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Sitting Pretty Ledges
 5
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Bashful Ledges
 3
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Domino Theory Ledges
 3
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Ironjohn Iron John/Little Tree…
 8
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Friendship Seven Friendship 7 Wall
 21
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Safety in Numbers Bridge Wall N (Practi…
 6
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c A3 Trad, TR, Aid
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