Elevation: 6,322 ft
GPS: 40.676, -105.43 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Ben Scott on Dec 16, 2014
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Description

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

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.
V7-8 7B
 4
Hippo Hoedown
Boulder
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 108
East of Eden
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 34
Tree of Knowledge
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 30
The Rung
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 31
Sin
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
 33
Fish & Whistle
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 35
Delicious Demon
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 16
Entropy
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 16
Home-school Ballerina
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 30
I.P.A.
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 6
The Swayze Express
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 7
Wild and Scenic
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 18
Blonde Note
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 4
Rustic Wilderness
Sport
5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c
 3
Prometheus Rising
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Hippo Hoedown Narrows Blocs > Loft
 4
V7-8 7B Boulder
East of Eden Eden Area > Eden Wall
 108
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Tree of Knowledge Eden Area > Eden Wall
 34
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
The Rung Snake Eyes Wall
 30
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Sin Eden Area > Eden Wall
 31
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Fish & Whistle Eden Area > Eden Wall
 33
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13 Sport
Delicious Demon Snake Eyes Wall
 35
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Entropy Sheep Mountain > Dihedrals Wall
 16
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Home-school Ballerina Upper Snake Eyes Wall
 16
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
I.P.A. Beach
 30
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Swayze Express Twilight Area > Sunnyvale
 6
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Wild and Scenic Twilight Area > Wild Wall
 7
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Blonde Note Beach
 18
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Rustic Wilderness Twilight Area > Wild Wall
 4
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Prometheus Rising Electric Ocean
 3
5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c Trad
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