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Introduction Suggest change

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 Suggest change

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

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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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V1- 5- X
 77
Bolt Wall
TR, Boulder
V3+ 6A+
 47
The Scoop
Boulder
V4 6B
 81
Right Eliminator Prow
Boulder
V4 6B
 66
Mental Standard
Boulder
V4-5 6B+
 63
Skunk Rub
Boulder
V5 6C
 77
Punk Rock Traverse
Boulder
V5 6C
 51
Pinch Overhang
Boulder
V6 7A
 93
Kahuna Roof
Boulder
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 151
East of Eden
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 82
Dear Slabby
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 60
Delicious Demon
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 139
O.D.K.
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 141
Tour de Poudre
Sport 2 pitches
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 115
Tailspin
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 44
Dream of Poudre
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Bolt Wall Horsetooth Rese… > Rotary Park > S Ridgeline, includin…
 77
V1- 5- X TR, Boulder
The Scoop Horsetooth Rese… > Scoop Area
 47
V3+ 6A+ Boulder
Right Eliminator Prow Horsetooth Rese… > Rotary Park > Eliminator Boulder
 81
V4 6B Boulder
Mental Standard Horsetooth Rese… > Rotary Park > Mental Block
 66
V4 6B Boulder
Skunk Rub Carter Lake > Skunk Rub Boulder
 63
V4-5 6B+ Boulder
Punk Rock Traverse Horsetooth Rese… > Rotary Park > Punk Rock
 77
V5 6C Boulder
Pinch Overhang Horsetooth Rese… > Rotary Park > Mental Block
 51
V5 6C Boulder
Kahuna Roof Carter Lake > Kahuna Boulder
 93
V6 7A Boulder
East of Eden Poudre Canyon > … > Eden Area > Eden Wall
 151
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Dear Slabby Poudre Canyon > Palace > Palace Pages
 82
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Delicious Demon Poudre Canyon > Narrows > Snake Eyes Wall
 60
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
O.D.K. Poudre Canyon > Triple Tier Area > Old Aid Wall aka Uppe…
 139
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Tour de Poudre Poudre Canyon > Crystal Wall > N Face
 141
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport 2 pitches
Tailspin Poudre Canyon > Triple Tier Area > Old Aid Wall aka Uppe…
 115
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Dream of Poudre Poudre Canyon > Triple Tier Area > Old Aid Wall aka Uppe…
 44
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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