Elevation: 6,344 ft
GPS: 40.675, -105.429 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Orphaned on Oct 19, 2008 · Updates
Admins: James Schroeder, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

The Trough is a steep, primarily west-facing wall on the north side of CO Highway 14 directly across the road from mile marker 103. It keeps morning shade until late morning in the summer, gets some afternoon sun in the fall/winter, and has an extremely short approach. There are at least 7 bolted climbs on this wall, with the four older (uphill) routes another testament to the vision and energy of Craig Luebben. The rock is fairly typical of the Poudre, meaning that it usually climbs a bit better than it first appears.

Getting There

From the intersection of US Highway 287 and CO Highway 14, take CO 14 west for about 30 minutes. The Trough is at the lower end of the upper narrows, and appears just after rounding its first bend - look for a traffic sign on the right (visible in the picture) and the green mile marker on the opposite side. There is a spacious parking area just past this on the right, with the crag visible behind you a few dozen paces back down the road towards the east. When you leave, it is far better to continue west, either past the Narrows or to the small pull-out below East of Eden, to a safer turn-around spot with better views of oncoming traffic.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Trough

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 11
Life in the Trough
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 5
High As I Wanna Be
Sport, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Life in the Trough
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
High As I Wanna Be
 5
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, TR
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