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Routes in Middle Class Wall

Black Eye In Overtime S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Black Eye In The Sky S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Blue Collar Baby S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Goin' Streakin' S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Lichenback S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Mass Appeal S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Middle Class Cracker T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Middle Management S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Overtime S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Streaky Stylee S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Twinkletoes S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b

Description

Facing North-Northwest, the Middle Class wall is a good place to avoid the harsh sun during the summer months. There are some stout climbs at Middle Class, and some quality rock, but generally, the Upper Echelon is a higher quality crag.

In the center of the Middle Class Wall, about 7 feet above the ledge at its base, is a row of crystalline rock with some darker granite "teeth" that forms an upward-facing portion of an arch. This arch is referred to in the recent Poudre Canyon Routes guide as the "smiley face" and describes the start of several routes with reference to it.

Getting There

Park on the eastbound side of 14 just before the Mishawaka Tunnel, and head up the faint trail toward the cliffs. The Middle Class wall is, you guessed it, the middle of the climbable features here, and can be identified by it's lower, slabby, slightly broken section topped by a steep headwall with (probably) some fixed draws on the Twinkletoes. Break left off the trail above the talus over some flakes (3rd class) to reach a nice ledge at the base of the wall.

L->R:

A. Blue Collar Baby, 11, 1p, 90', bolts.
B. Middle Management, 10+, 1p, 60', bolts.
C1. Overtime, 12, 2p, bolts, P1 95'.
Above C1. Blackeye in the Sky, 11+, 1p, 60', bolts.
C2. Streaky Stylee, 11+, 1p, 95', bolts.
D. Goin' Streakin', 11+/12-, 1p, 95', bolts.
E. Middle Class Cracker, 10-, 1p, 100', gear.
F1. Twinkletoes, 12+, 1p, 90', bolts.
F2. Mass Appeal, 12, 1p, 90', bolts.
G. Lichenback, 11, 1p, 70', bolts.

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beavs
Ft. Collins, CO
beavs   Ft. Collins, CO
Make sure you have at least a 60m rope for this crag, and watch your ends lowering/rapping as most of the routes push 100'. There is some exposure along the ledges at the base and anything trundled (including yourself!) is likely to hit the trail below, so be careful. Have fun! Jun 24, 2010

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