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Areas in Triple Tier Area

Chimney Sweep Wall 1 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Middle Class Wall 1 / 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
Old Aid Wall aka Upper Echelon Wall 1 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Sail, The 2 / 10 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12

Description

The Triple Tier Area includes a number of crags including The Fist, the Undertall Wall, The Sail, the Laughing Man, and the namesake three-tiered cliff comprised of the Chimney Sweep Wall, the Middle Class Wall, and the gem of the area, The Upper Echelon (aka Old Aid Wall). Rock quality is variable between these crags - some of the best can be found at the Upper Echelon - so bring a helmet, and a light rack isn't a terrible idea, either, as some lines are mixed or full-on gear protected.

Getting There

Head west from Ted's Place on CO-14 for about 15 miles, parking on the eastbound side of the road just before the tunnel. Head up a faint trail heading southeast to reach the Upper Echelon, Middle Class, and Chimney Sweep walls, and over the saddle just past the Upper Echelon to reach The Sail. The Fist is located on the east side of the river, as well as the Undertall Wall, which lies adjacent to The Fist.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Triple Tier Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 47
Shoulda Coulda
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 23
The Flue
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 20
Velvet Brown
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
The Smoke
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 13
Git Wood
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 15
Tamed Donkeys
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 77
O.D.K.
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 5
Moose Knuckles
Trad
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 60
Tailspin
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 23
Pinklebear
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 5
Keelhaul
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 25
Dream of Poudre
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 7
Dark Pony
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 6
Folsom Flute
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Shoulda Coulda Old Aid Wall aka Uppe…
 47
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
The Flue Chimney Sweep Wall
 23
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Velvet Brown Sail
 20
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
The Smoke Chimney Sweep Wall
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Git Wood Chimney Sweep Wall
 13
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Tamed Donkeys Old Aid Wall aka Uppe…
 15
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
O.D.K. Old Aid Wall aka Uppe…
 77
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Moose Knuckles Old Aid Wall aka Uppe…
 5
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad
Tailspin Old Aid Wall aka Uppe…
 60
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Pinklebear Old Aid Wall aka Uppe…
 23
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Keelhaul Sail
 5
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Dream of Poudre Old Aid Wall aka Uppe…
 25
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Dark Pony Old Aid Wall aka Uppe…
 7
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Folsom Flute Old Aid Wall aka Uppe…
 6
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
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Ol Toby
CA
Ol Toby   CA
This zone offers the finest concentration of 5.12 sport climbing in the canyon with the Upper Echelon being particularly stacked with classics.

Be aware! Rattlesnakes are prevalent on the approach trail slope and particularly enjoy the area below the Middle Tier wall. Aug 1, 2013
Found a men's wedding band at the parking for Echelon on 6/20/2014. Message me if you are missing one. Jun 27, 2014

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