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Elevation: 6,322 ft 1,927 m
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Description Suggest change

The Narrows is generally considered the portion of the canyon from Stove Prairie Road to The Narrows Campground. This section of the canyon is characterized by large, steep walls coming right down to the asphalt. People have been climbing here since the '70s, and the climbing history has been re-written time and time again.

The variety of climbing styles, quality of rock, and accessibility make this one of the best locations for rope climbing in the canyon.

Here is a list of the major areas from downstream to upstream:

- Electric Ocean
- Yankee Doodle Slab
- The Trough
- Eden area
- The Nod
- Eve's Cave
- Snake Eyes Wall
- Twilight Area
- Last Turn Crag
- The Beach
- Narrowslab
- Supercollider Area

Getting There Suggest change

The Narrows is located west of Fort Collins in the Poudre Canyon. Drive approximately 18.1 miles from Ted's Place (a.k.a. the intersection of US Highway 287 and CO 14) to reach the Electric Ocean and the start of The Narrows.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Narrows

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 153
East of Eden
Trad
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
 48
Fish & Whistle
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 61
Delicious Demon
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 30
Home-school Ballerina
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 11
Forbidden Fruit
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 17
The Swayze Express
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 19
The Scrilla
Sport
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
 16
Wihizzle Dihizzle
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 11
Wild and Scenic
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 29
Blonde Note
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 12
Copperhead
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 5
Rustic Wilderness
Sport
5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c
 7
Prometheus Rising
Trad
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 14
Harmonic Resonance
Sport
5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
 5
If 6 was 9
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
East of Eden Eden Area > Eden Wall
 153
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Fish & Whistle Eden Area > Eden Wall
 48
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13 Sport
Delicious Demon Snake Eyes Wall
 61
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Home-school Ballerina Upper Snake Eyes Wall
 30
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Forbidden Fruit Eden Area > Eden Wall
 11
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Swayze Express Twilight Area > Sunnyvale
 17
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Scrilla Twilight Area > Twilight Wall
 19
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Wihizzle Dihizzle Twilight Area > Twilight Wall
 16
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Sport
Wild and Scenic Twilight Area > Wild Wall
 11
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Blonde Note Beach
 29
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Copperhead Upper Snake Eyes Wall
 12
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Rustic Wilderness Twilight Area > Wild Wall
 5
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Prometheus Rising Electric Ocean
 7
5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c Trad
Harmonic Resonance Beach
 14
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
If 6 was 9 Colors Crag
 5
5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a Sport
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