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La Royal T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Moment of Clarity T 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Pulp Friction T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
With Cheese T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b


The [Nod] actually has a few routes that were established a little while back. I submit these for the few hardy soles, who have the desire to consider climbing with a rope in the Cache La Poudre Canyon. Ask around, there are many more routes, but nobody seems to want to climb them. There are too many exceptional places to climb elsewhere. But, if you're in the area and are of the right mind, you just might experience something special about 'The Poudre' that transcends the climbing of this rustic place.

The [Nod] lies just above and to the right of the East of Eden Dihedral, notice the right hand arête, and the cracks on the face to the left. All of the routes may be descended by walk-off, or rappelling Moment of Clarity.

These include:

La Royal, 5.10-, 2p, bolts & gear.
With Cheese, 5.10+, 1p, bolts & gear.
Pulp Friction, 11-, 1p, bolts & gear.
Moment of Clarity, 11, 2p, 145', bolts & gear.

This has been reorganized to fit the structure of the database.

Getting There

Park as for the dihedral and scramble up a loose gully to the right of it, then turn left and arrive at the base under the right side of the arête.

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Guy H.
Fort Collins CO
Guy H.   Fort Collins CO
There are 3-4 routes to the right of the "Nod" area that might be worth doing. Head right from the base and you should see the routes. Nov 28, 2013
Fort Collins, CO
morkel   Fort Collins, CO
Looks very nice now, thanks. Oct 26, 2013
Fort Collins, CO
morkel   Fort Collins, CO
I must admit and apologize for initiating this confusion – calling The Nod, The Fable. But at my defense, I did email a suggestion to make corrections some years ago. Then, even more routes got put under The Fable. I posted The Fable without knowing The Nod name existed. I also posted The Fable as a mistake to myself. I originally referred to the crag above and to the right of The Nod as The Fable, after a crack route I named East of the Sun and West of the Moon (5.10 fist up high, with chains).

If some corrections could please be made, I think it would make things a lot more user friendly for us all.

I believe the description for The Fable should be titled The Nod. The only routes described on MP at this time for The Nod appear to be: Moment of Clarity, La Royal, With Cheese, and Pulp Friction.

Also, the routes East of Eden, Fish and Whistle, and West of Eden, should be listed under a new description, The Eden Wall.
So, please just rename The Fable, The Node, and move the routes mentioned above to a new area, the Eden Wall.

Thank you, Steve

Oct 19, 2013
Ivan Rezucha
Fort Collins, CO
Ivan Rezucha   Fort Collins, CO
The new Poudre guide refers to the area left and right of East of Eden (from Billy's Face on the right, behind the tree, to Garden of Eden (sport, left of the arete) as "Eden Wall". The wall up and right hosting Moment of Clarity, etc. is referred to as "Nod". There's another, bigger wall up the hill and right of Nod. Oct 17, 2010

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