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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



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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Featured Route For Cliffs
Rock Climbing Photo: The large crack is Ichabod.

Ichabod 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  Colorado : Durango : ... : Cliffs
This fine crack leads to the top of the cliff, but only the first two pitches are worth doing. The third is choss.Look for a two bolt anchor (there are not many) with an angling crack to the right. This is the start. Pitch 1: 40 feet, 5.10b/c. Start on 5.8 terrain to a nice, thin, hand crack finish. The 5.10b/c is only a few moves near the top and protects very well. 1 bolt, 1 pin anchor.Pitch 2: 60 feet, 5.8. Continue up the featured crack with fun pockets. Near the top it is extremely ...[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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