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Routes in The Front Porch

Back From The Dead S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Choss Warfare S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Cleanup Hitter S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Geeks in Tight Shoes T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Girdle on the Porch S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
One Step Closer S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Party At Your Mama's House S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Punchin' The Clock S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Slice and Dice S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Woober's First Time S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Shared By: Michael Schneiter on Nov 8, 2007 with updates from GregParker
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Description

Along with the Narrows Proper (aka The Notch), The Front Porch has the best rock at the Narrows and almost every route here is excellent. The cliff is also the closest to the road and it may be the closest climbing to Carbondale. The cliff receives morning sun and there is a high concentration of well-bolted climbs, perfect for an after work jaunt or an all-day excursion. Currently, there are 7 completed routes and another route, Geeks in Tight Shoes, close by. The view from the base of the cliff makes for a great setting, with the Crystal River below and the teetering towers of choss across the river. Often, you'll see herds of bighorn sheep grazing in the valley below, particularly in the early spring and late fall. The Front Porch also dries off early after rainstorms.

Getting There

When hiking up the Narrows approach trail, The Front Porch is the first cliff on your right. There is a large boulder where the trail splits, right to The Front Porch, and left to the rest of the climbing at the Narrows. The approach takes 5 to 10 minutes.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Front Porch

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 15
Choss Warfare
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 29
Party At Your Mama's House
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 10
Cleanup Hitter
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 10
Back From The Dead
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Choss Warfare
 15
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Party At Your Mama's House
 29
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Cleanup Hitter
 10
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Back From The Dead
 10
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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Michael Schneiter
Glenwood Springs, CO
Michael Schneiter   Glenwood Springs, CO
There is a topo for the majority of the climbs at the Front Porch on splitterchoss.com. Here's the link. Enjoy. Nov 14, 2007
The routes on the left left side offer some engaging climbing with thoughtful, intricate sequences, but they are quite squeezed -- on every pitch there are points where you wonder if you've drifted onto an adjacent climb. Jun 30, 2008
BJ Sbarra
Carbondale, CO
BJ Sbarra   Carbondale, CO
Several do share the same starts/finishes, but we felt they climbed differently enough. Your mileage may vary. It's local choss, we do what we can...hope you had fun! Jul 1, 2008

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