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Alpin Lily’s Masterpiece  T,S 
Brigitte S 
Carmen, the Gypsy Girl  S 
Francesca'’s Face  TR 
Isabel'’s Eyes  T 
Julia's Arête S 
Julia’s Arête T,S 
Petra’s Preference  T,S 
Song of Sabine  T,S 
Valgedur'’s Tooth  T 

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Below the scramble to reach the Far Left area, the trail drops and rounds a corner to the overhanging juggy, chalky start of Valgedur’s Tooth. Continuing right and dry all year, is the vertical start of Isabel’s Eyes, then the scooped-dihedral start to Alpin Lily’s Masterpiece. Around the corner is the flake start of Song of Sabine. These climbs join the continuing traverse of Julia Raye'’s Journey and above looms a huge roof-dihedral system.

Further right, the trail ascends to the top of the big ledge of crumbly coal-like rock and the short, but clean face and corner systems of Petra’s Preference and Carmen the Gypsy Girl. This is also where Julia Raye’s Journey either ends or begins. Right of this is the face/corner system of Francesca’s Face and further right, the amazing Julia’s Arête. Around the other side of this sharp arête lie the interesting routes of the Far Right area.

Getting There 

Keep walking along the base and around the corner.

Climbing Season

For the Durango area.

Weather station 4.2 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Central Portion

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Central Portion:
Julia’s Arête   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Julia's Arête   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Julia’s Arête.

Julia's Arête 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  Colorado : Durango : ... : Central Portion
This aesthetic arête first climbs thin pinches directly on the arête for 10 feet or so then moves to the left. Good pockets, edges, and the sharp arête on the right make for a very aesthetic route....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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Rock Climbing Photo: The roof of Isabel's Eyes.
BETA PHOTO: The roof of Isabel's Eyes.
Rock Climbing Photo: Ah, the undercling off that white flake of Julia R...
Ah, the undercling off that white flake of Julia R...
Rock Climbing Photo: Roof Fun. There is a great looking line on these u...
Roof Fun. There is a great looking line on these u...
Rock Climbing Photo: Roof of Alpin Lily's Masterpiece. Turns roof at in...
BETA PHOTO: Roof of Alpin Lily's Masterpiece. Turns roof at in...

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