Elevation: 5,958 ft
GPS: 40.692, -105.379 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Dylan Kuhn on Oct 16, 2006 with improvements by JF M
Admins: James Schroeder, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

A grotto of featured granite, some steep and overhanging, with mostly sport and a few mixed routes. There are walls facing all directions, so there will usually be both sun or shade available. Rock quality varies - having a helmet on for the occasional falling rock is not a bad idea.

Getting There

It's about 15 miles up the canyon from Ted's Place (where CO Highway 14 turns off of CO 287), just past Mishawaka and the tunnel.

Parking

After the tunnel, park in the second pullout on the right (the first is immediately after the tunnel). It's important that the parking area can still be used as a slow-vehicle turnout. This pretty much requires parallel parking around the edge, even though diagonal parking might accomodate more vehicles. If there isn't room, please park in the first pullout next to the tunnel. A highway accident due to an overfilled pullout would not be good for the Palace.

River Crossing

The river crossing may be dangerous or impossible in high water - don't underestimate it. In low water, a series of rocks that heads downriver to an island, then across, can be navigated carefully.

Per JF M: since the floods of 2013, the river has shifted slightly in the area used to cross over to The Palace. The island described previously has merged with the north (far) shore. There is also a deeper, swifter channel (up to knee-deep even during low water!) about 3/4 across the river. Angling toward the confluence of the creek and the river proper, aim just left of the mouth of the creek for the shallowest possible route. Roll up those pants!

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Palace

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 76
Orange You Glad
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 62
B.A.H.
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 154
Churchill Rejects
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 86
Cheerleaders Gone Hippie
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 125
Rapunzel, Rapunzel
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 118
The Scepter
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 48
Creepy
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 64
Let Down Your Hair
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 72
Jestor
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 152
Monstrosity
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 64
Check Your Head
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 42
Road to Redemption
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 66
Dear Slabby
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 34
Sporting Green
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 35
Small Fry
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Orange You Glad Poudre Face
 76
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
B.A.H. Poudre Face
 62
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Churchill Rejects Chamber
 154
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Cheerleaders Gone Hippie Poudre Face
 86
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Rapunzel, Rapunzel Citadel
 125
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
The Scepter Scepter
 118
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Creepy Poudre Face
 48
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Let Down Your Hair Citadel
 64
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Jestor Chamber
 72
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Monstrosity Mineshaft Wall
 152
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Check Your Head Poudre Face
 64
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Road to Redemption Chamber
 42
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Dear Slabby Palace Pages
 66
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Sporting Green Palace Pages
 34
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Small Fry Chamber
 35
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
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