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Description

The Torture Chamber area has both bouldering and short top ropes. There are some well known classics, but to be fun, you can climb up all over the ridge to set a top rope. It is primarily bouldering at the top of the ridge, then as working down the ridge towards S-Crack and Nemesis Tower, it is more TR due to height (25-30 feet). Classics include the Torture Chamber traverse, Borgman's Bulge, and S-Crack (TR).

Per JF M, the L->R is:

Final Finger, 10-, 1p, 30', TR.
Cracky Face, 9+, 1p, 30', TR.
Crack in Groove. 8-, 1p, 30', TR.
S-Crack, 10, 1p, 30', TR.
Gracie’s Dihedral, 9, 1p, 30', gear or TR.
Unnamed 5.9, 9, 1p, 30', TR.
Nemesis Northeast Face, 11-, 1p, 30', TR.
West Flake, 9, 1p, 30', TR.
West Crack, V-easy, 1p, 30, TR or boulder.

WTF, 8, 1p, 40', TR.
Sagas 50, 7, 1p, 40', gear or TR.
The Roofus, 9, 1p, 40', TR.
Dos Gorditos, 10, 1p, 40', gear or TR.

Left of Roof, V0, 15'.
Tree Roof, V0, 20', boulder or TR.
Torture Chamber Traverse, V2-.
Some Boulder Problem…, V-easy R, 25'.

Getting There

From the intersection of Harmony and Taft Hill in SW Fort Collins, drive 1.8 miles west on Harmony to a dirt pull-off on the right before you come to the dam. The ridge that is in front of you and running back downhill and east is the Torture Chamber area. It should be noted this is a private drive and it is posted for climbers to stay out. 

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Classic Climbing Routes at Torture Chamber

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V-easy 3 R
 7
Some boulder problem with a crack
Boulder
V0 4
 19
Tree Roof
TR, Boulder
V1 5
 16
Torture Chamber Traverse
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 24
Crack in Groove
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 15
WTF
Trad
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c X
 3
Unknown 5.9 Arete TR
TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 11
West Flake
TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 10
The Roofus
Trad, Sport, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 20
Final Finger
TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
Unknown Finger Crack Through Roof
Trad, TR
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a V0 4
 3
Roof Crack
TR, Boulder
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 33
S-Crack
TR
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 11
Dos Gorditos
Trad, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 4
Nemesis Northeast Face
TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Some boulder problem with a…
 7
V-easy 3 R Boulder
Tree Roof
 19
V0 4 TR, Boulder
Torture Chamber Traverse
 16
V1 5 Boulder
Crack in Groove
 24
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
WTF
 15
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Unknown 5.9 Arete TR
 3
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c X TR
West Flake
 11
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a TR
The Roofus
 10
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport, TR
Final Finger
 20
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a TR
Unknown Finger Crack Throug…
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Roof Crack
 3
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a V0 4 TR, Boulder
S-Crack
 33
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b TR
Dos Gorditos
 11
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, TR
Nemesis Northeast Face
 4
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c TR
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