Back on Black Wall Rock Climbing
|Shared By:||ABaxter on Jan 27, 2013|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThe Palace may best be summed up in 3 words - adventure sport choss. Where else can you train for the Black Canyon's fear-inducing peg bands within the relative safety of modern bolting? Is there another venue in the Northern Front Range that can prepare you better for the hard, sneaky climbing of Eldorado Canyon? Perhaps ... but, perhaps not. Fine tuning ones rock weaseling skills in crystal pimpin', sharp crimpin', and techy footwork (along with a little faith) will see the most wily and dedicated Poudre Canyon aficionado safely up many a seemingly blank line.
However, not every Poudre climber craves the crumbly satisfaction found on many Palace routes. For those whose Poudre fervor requires the most bomber stone and finest movement, there is at least one more place to test your mettle: The Back on Black Wall. Here you will find difficult, clean lines with cerebral climbing. The routes tend on vertical, occasionally bulging beyond and occasionally trending under. The wall is perched in a secluded, south-facing gully high above the Palace Pages back wall. It receives first morning light and can bake due to the convective nature of its southerly aspect and confining space.
WARNING: The belay area for the Back on Black Wall is VERY loose and funnels directly to the base of Blood Legacy and Dear Slabby in the Palace Pages area. Be careful when climbers are staging below for any of these routes. Future efforts will hopefully relieve this situation.
Classic Climbing Routes at Back on Black Wall
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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