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Routes in The Eden Wall

East of Eden T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Fish & Whistle S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Forbidden Fruit S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Garden Of Eden T,S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Sin S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Tree of Knowledge S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
West of Eden T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
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Type: Sport, 100 ft
FA: Ken Duncan, Dede Humphrey, 2016
Page Views: 579 total · 22/month
Shared By: Ken Duncan on May 12, 2016
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Ballet and burl, Forbidden Fruit has some of the best steep slab climbing in the Poudre followed by a powerful roof. Fancy footwork is the key to the crux.

P1. 5.11: scramble up and left to a ledge with a belay bolt. Belay here to stay more than ten feet from the pavement per CDOT regulations. Climb straight up the steepening face past the somewhat height-dependent crux, then turn the roof (5.11) at its apex utilizing a hidden sidepull under the roof. Move right to an easy arete leading to the anchors.


This is the leftmost line on the cliff.


Eleven bolts. Take a long sling for the bolt under the roof.


Owen Murphy
Fort Collins, CO
Owen Murphy   Fort Collins, CO
This was the last route we hopped on after an epic day of climbing in the Eden Area. Was able to tip-toe through the fantastic lower slab face but fell trying to pull through the powerful roof. The roof is well-protected, and you can clip the bolt on the lip before you figure out whats next. Once you puzzle out what you need to, smile through the fun but difficult moves. Definitely a must do in the Poudre. Bring one long draw or AD for the bolt before the roof. Thanks, Ken and DeeDeee, for talking us into it. Might be back on this route tomorrow. Mar 4, 2017

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