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Elevation: 6,826 ft 2,081 m
GPS: 37.45613, -107.8039
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Shared By: eli poss on Mar 11, 2016
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Warning Access Issue: The main cliff is on private property. Be respectful. Also, 416 Fire Closure Update. DetailsDrop down

Description Suggest change

This small crag hosts a handful of sport routes. The rock can be slick and dirty, especially after periods of rain or after spring runoff. Many of the routes are still in the process of being cleaned and should improve with time. Climbing here is incredibly convenient as it is close to the road and requires basically no approach. There are mostly moderate routes, making this a good place for novice leaders.

The cliff gets sun in the morning and shade in the afternoon. The base of the cliff is in the trees and stays pretty shady. Fall is probably the best time to climb here. Temperatures in the Spring are pleasant, but the rock tends to be a little dirty. Summer afternoons in the shade can be comfortable as well.

There are currently three distinct sections of the cliff, although a few of the more difficult lines lie between these areas.

1) Low Angle Wall
This is where the most popular routes are, and contains these routes from left to right: Bad Math (5.10) through Misfits(5.9).

2) Fume Wall Right
These are the routes to the right of the fence. They include (L to R): Route 0.5 (5.8) through Wasted Asparagus (5.7+).

3) Fume Wall North
This is the newest area to be developed, and contains The Spire and the face behind it. Routes are still in the process of being added to this area.

Getting There Suggest change

From Durango, head north on US 550 for about 12 miles, take the right turn off the highway (CR250) and park in a small dirt parking area. Hike back under the highway to the climbing area.

Fixed Hardware

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Please don't steal the fixed hardware.

All routes are equipped with fixed hardware for lowering at the anchors, and at least one route has a perma-draw. Please do not remove any hardware from the cliff, as it is all there for a reason, and the developers have spent much of their own time and money to equip these routes. If you have an issue with the existing hardware, please get in contact with Ian Altman or myself, and we can have a productive conversation about it.

Routes listing (L->R)

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Low Angle Wall
A. Bad Math, 10, 1p, bolts.
B. Nine Lives, 8, 1p, 50', bolts.
C. Child's Play, 6, 1p, 45', bolts.
D. Nice Jugs, 8, 1p, 45', bolts.
E. The Undercling, 10, 1p, 40', bolts.
F. Hoods in the Woods, 11, 1p, 55', bolts.
G. PWI, 10, 1p, 50', bolts.
H. C.T.A. Route, 11, 1p, 55', bolts.
I. Rookie Hook, 10, 1p, 55', bolts.
J. Psycho Billy Cadillac, 10, 1p, 55', bolts.
K. Sally's Pocket, 9+, 1p, 55', bolts.
L. Beginner's Luck, 7, 1p, 55', bolts.
M. Euro Pants, 8, 1p, 55', bolts
N. Misfit, 9, 1p, 50', bolts.

fence

Fume Wall Right
A. Route 0.5, 8, 1p, 40', bolts
B. Route 1, 9+, 1p, 40', bolts.
C. Route 1.5, 10, 1p, 40', bolts.
D. Route 2, 9, 1p, 50', bolts.
E. Route 3, 9, 1p, 70', bolts.
F. Wasted Asparagus, 7, 1p, 65', bolts.

? Under Overhangland, 12.

Fume Wall North
P-Diddy, 10, 1p, 60', bolts.

25 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Fume Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 56
Beginner's Luck
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 50
Nine Lives
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 47
Nice Jugs
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 28
Euro Pants
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 36
Sally Pocket
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 20
Misfits
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 17
Route 3
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 17
Frisky Kitty
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 6
What-A-Doo
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 21
Rookie Hook
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 29
The Undercling
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 29
Bad Math
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 25
Timberline Hang-Dogs (aka CTA Ha…
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Beginner's Luck Low Angle Wall
 56
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Nine Lives Low Angle Wall
 50
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Nice Jugs Low Angle Wall
 47
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Euro Pants Low Angle Wall
 28
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Sally Pocket Low Angle Wall
 36
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Misfits Low Angle Wall
 20
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Route 3 Fume Wall Right
 17
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Frisky Kitty Low Angle Wall
 17
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
What-A-Doo Low Angle Wall
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Rookie Hook Low Angle Wall
 21
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
The Undercling Low Angle Wall
 29
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Bad Math Low Angle Wall
 29
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Timberline Hang-Dogs (aka C… Low Angle Wall
 25
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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