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Elevation: 7,730 ft 2,356 m
GPS: 40.71239, -105.73651
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The Poudre Canyon west of the town of Rustic becomes a very wide open valley chocked full of cliffs and boulders. This section hosts the BEST bouldering in the Fort Collins area and easily some of the best route potential in Northern Colorado. The scenery and setting are incredible and home to moose, mountain lions, bighorn sheep, beaver, and lots of other wildlife. If you haven't made the long drive up the canyon from Fort Collins...you probably should.

Here is a list of the major areas from downstream to upstream:
(mileage listed from Ted's Place)

Hatchery Rock - 38.3 miles
Bone Caves
Critical Mass Area
Pearl Area - 40 miles
Roaring Creek Area
The Bog - 41 miles
420 Boulders - 41.5 miles
Gandalf Area - 46.1 miles
Poudre Falls - 47 miles

Getting There Suggest change

The town of Rustic lies approximately 31.5 miles west from Ted's Place (a.k.a. the intersection of US Highway 287 and CO 14). Hatchery Rock is the first area described that lies West of Rustic, it is 38.3 miles from Ted's Place.

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Classic Climbing Routes at West of Rustic

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V4 6B
 28
King Fin
Boulder
V6 7A
 51
Scarface
Boulder
V6+ 7A
 38
Against Humanity
Boulder
V7 7A+
 17
Merlin
Boulder
V7+ 7A+
 12
Bisher Traverse
Boulder
V8 7B
 10
Tilt
Boulder
V8 7B
 9
Rude Beauty
Boulder
V8-9 7B+
 8
Divergence
Boulder
V9 7C
 8
Flight Syndrome
Boulder
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 24
Andromeda Galaxy
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 20
Wormhole
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 14
Nova
Sport
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
 9
Foreplay/Longtime
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 5
Cradle of Liberty
Sport
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
 4
Paul Revere
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
King Fin Critical Mass Area > King Fin
 28
V4 6B Boulder
Scarface 420s > Hank's Boulder
 51
V6 7A Boulder
Against Humanity Gandalf Area > Against Humanity
 38
V6+ 7A Boulder
Merlin Hatchery Rock
 17
V7 7A+ Boulder
Bisher Traverse 420s > Warm-up Boulder
 12
V7+ 7A+ Boulder
Tilt 420s > Tilt Area
 10
V8 7B Boulder
Rude Beauty Poudre Falls > River Boulders > Rude Beauty
 9
V8 7B Boulder
Divergence 420s > Tilt Area
 8
V8-9 7B+ Boulder
Flight Syndrome Gandalf Area > Corkscrew Boulder
 8
V9 7C Boulder
Andromeda Galaxy Poudre Falls > E Side Crags > Astronomy Wall
 24
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Wormhole Poudre Falls > E Side Crags > Astronomy Wall
 20
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Nova Poudre Falls > E Side Crags > Astronomy Wall
 14
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Foreplay/Longtime Boston Peak > Hall of Fame
 9
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Sport
Cradle of Liberty Boston Peak > Orange Wall
 5
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
Paul Revere Boston Peak > Orange Wall
 4
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a Sport
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