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Shared By: John McNamee on Feb 25, 2006
Admins: James Schroeder, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Introduction

Fort Collins is the home of the Colorado State University and the New Belgium brewery and several others. It's also home to one of the best places to boulder in the world, according to Rock and Ice Magazine, Hoorsetooth Reservoir.

The city itself has about 130,000 residents, 40 parks within the city, over 20 miles of walking and bike paths and 3 golf course, but you probably aren't that interested in that. Fort Collins is located just minutes from the Poudre Canyon, Horsetooth Reservoir, Carter Lake, etc.

If you are looking at relocating the major employers, include Colorado State University, Poudre School District, Hewlett Packard, Poudre Valley Health Systems, Eastman Kodak, Larimer County, Agilent Technologies and the City of Fort Collins.

Getting There

Fort Collins is 70 miles North of Denver on I-25. Once you get there and you need help to find all the brew pubs, then hopefully this map will help.

Resources

Big City Burrito on the SW corner of Mulberry and College, is a great place to tank up.

The Pickle Barrel has great sandwiches and also serves drinks. Located a half a block west of College Avenue on the north side of Laurel St. Jax Outdoor Gear is located at 1200 N. College, has a phone of (970) 221-0544, and is a good, locally owned store for climbing and ski equipment. Unfortunately, The Mountain Shop, previously a great resource, has closed.

If a brew pub or "brewery tour" is more your thing, you have arrived in heaven! There is the New Belgium Brewery, where you have great beer combined with wacky folk, located on 500 Linden street. They support a lot of climbing events as well so that puts on top of the list! Odells is another brewery located om 800 East Lincoln Avenue. However, for tradition pub food and beer try Coopersmith's at 5 Old Town Square.

More to come, but I've got a lot of sampling to catch up on first!

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Classic Climbing Routes at Fort Collins

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V2 5+
 99
My Two Cents (aka Penny Standard)
Boulder
V3+ 6A+
 82
Penny Pincher
Boulder
V4- 6B
 93
Right Eliminator
Boulder
V4 6B
 66
Right Eliminator Prow
Boulder
V6- 7A
 79
Kahuna Roof
Boulder
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 108
East of Eden
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 118
The Scepter
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 89
Roof Route
Trad, TR
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 152
Monstrosity
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 110
Silver Girl
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 66
Dear Slabby
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 96
Ballet of the Bulge
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 105
O.D.K.
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 110
Tour de Poudre
Sport 2 pitches
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 81
Tailspin
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
My Two Cents (aka Penny Sta… Horsetooth Rese… > Rotary Park > Pitch Penny Boulder
 99
V2 5+ Boulder
Penny Pincher Horsetooth Rese… > Rotary Park > Pitch Penny Boulder
 82
V3+ 6A+ Boulder
Right Eliminator Horsetooth Rese… > Rotary Park > Eliminator Boulder
 93
V4- 6B Boulder
Right Eliminator Prow Horsetooth Rese… > Rotary Park > Eliminator Boulder
 66
V4 6B Boulder
Kahuna Roof Carter Lake > Kahuna Boulder
 79
V6- 7A Boulder
East of Eden Poudre Canyon > … > Eden Area > Eden Wall
 108
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
The Scepter Poudre Canyon > Palace > Scepter
 118
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Roof Route Horsetooth Rese… > Duncan's Ridge
 89
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Monstrosity Poudre Canyon > Palace > Mineshaft Wall
 152
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Silver Girl Poudre Canyon > Crystal Wall > N Face
 110
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Dear Slabby Poudre Canyon > Palace > Palace Pages
 66
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Ballet of the Bulge Poudre Canyon > Crystal Wall > Southwest Alcove
 96
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
O.D.K. Poudre Canyon > Triple Tier Area > Old Aid Wall aka Uppe…
 105
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Tour de Poudre Poudre Canyon > Crystal Wall > N Face
 110
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport 2 pitches
Tailspin Poudre Canyon > Triple Tier Area > Old Aid Wall aka Uppe…
 81
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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