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5.8 Dihedral  T 
5.8- crack T 
Black Arete T,S 
Coyote's Tooth T 
Fringe Dweller S 
Green Arete S 
Ichabod T 
Ichabod Direct T 
Kuntz T 
Regurgitator T 
Unnamed 1 S 
Unnamed 2 T,S 
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Description 

A varied climbing experience on Dakota Sandstone. This crag doesn't see a lot of traffic and the routes can be a little dirty. There are sport routes, mixed routes, and some cracks. Most are one pitch in the 40-60ft range, somewhere around 30 climbs in total.

Getting There 

From the parking area, hike through the bouldering area to a large Ponderosa. From there, follow a trail that leads up the hill to the base of the right side of the cliff near Fringe Dweller.

Climbing Season

For the Turtle Lake area.

Weather station 3.5 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',4],['5.9',0],['5.10',4],['5.11',4],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Cliffs

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cliffs:
Coyote's Tooth   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   
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Green Arete 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  Colorado : Durango : ... : Cliffs
Just to the left of an unnamed route in a right-facing corner, climb the arete past 5 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor. A second pitch can be done by traversing right and up along the ledge system at the top of the route to reach a short hand crack that goes at 5.10a....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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By chris schulte
May 4, 2017
To whomever bolted the slab on the far right side of the cliff, it's called Coyote Trickster, it was very X rated. As info around Durango is sparse, and the revolving population is what it is, I'm not surprised. Having said: kind of a drag. Maybe we should put our heads together one of these days, area climbers.

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