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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 / 8 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Elevation: 6,200 ft
GPS: 40.692, -105.376 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Aaron Martinuzzi on May 31, 2010
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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
Shoulda Coulda
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
The Flue
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Velvet Brown
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Git Wood
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Tamed Donkeys
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
O.D.K.
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Moose Knuckles
Trad
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Tailspin
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Pinklebear
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Dream of Poudre
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Dark Pony
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Folsom Flute
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Shoulda Coulda Old Aid Wall aka Upper Echelon Wall 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
The Flue Chimney Sweep Wall 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Velvet Brown Sail 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Git Wood Chimney Sweep Wall 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Tamed Donkeys Old Aid Wall aka Upper Echelon Wall 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
O.D.K. Old Aid Wall aka Upper Echelon Wall 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Moose Knuckles Old Aid Wall aka Upper Echelon Wall 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad
Tailspin Old Aid Wall aka Upper Echelon Wall 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Pinklebear Old Aid Wall aka Upper Echelon Wall 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Dream of Poudre Old Aid Wall aka Upper Echelon Wall 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Dark Pony Old Aid Wall aka Upper Echelon Wall 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Folsom Flute Old Aid Wall aka Upper Echelon Wall 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
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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
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

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