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Routes in The Poudre Face

B.A.H. S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Cal Trop (originally entered as 53.5) S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Check Your Head S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Check Your Six S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Cheerleaders Gone Hippie S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Creepy S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Crossbow S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Flail S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Loyalist S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Orange You Glad S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Palace Guard T,S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
River Rats S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Rocks for Jocks S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Turtle Head S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Guy H. on Jan 22, 2007
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This would be a 4 star route, if the climbing did not degrade on "Check Your Head". Follow very thin moves along a crack system to a roof finish that joins "Check Your Head" 5.10b/c.


It is a direct start to Check Your Head....


5 bolts to the finish on Head....


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My favorite on the Poudre Face for sure. The route is clean and solid. 5.11 all the way up pass 4th bolt to a very awesome no hands rest. Personally, I found the top to be a bit harder, maybe because I was pumped? But I also accidentally went way right, so I had to do a weird traverse back left. Be careful to not go too far off right, because this shares the same anchors with the 5.10 on the left.

This is more sustain than Flail, which is another 5.11 nearby, but I thought that this was easier because the holds are so chalked up and easily identified. Dec 14, 2014
Dylan Demyanek
Fort Collins, CO
Dylan Demyanek   Fort Collins, CO
Probably the best climb on the main (south) face at the Palace. Thoughtful and interesting climbing, lock-off moves on crimps for the crux around the 4th bolt. Apr 21, 2014
Dougald MacDonald
Dougald MacDonald  
Best rock we saw at the Palace. Too bad it's not longer! Oct 31, 2010
Solid .11b moves all the way to the 4th bolt, which left me pumped for the rest of the climb. Oct 28, 2008