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Fume Wall North Rock Climbing 

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Location: 37.46098, -107.80389 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: eli poss on Mar 9, 2016
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A route in progress. Looks hard with a big roof.


This the newest section of the Fume Wall to be developed, first by the legendary Chris Barlow and later by Ian Altman and others. Most of the routes (sport) fall around the 5.9 to 5.11 range with an abundance of 5.10s. Most of the routes have cleaned up quite a bit over the years, but some still have loose sections and some dirt. They are similar in looseness and dirtiness to the routes right of the fence, like Wasted Asparagus and the surrounding climbs. Make sure you don't forget your brain bucket.

Finally, all routes are equipped with fixed hardware for lowering at the anchors just like at the main Fume Wall. Please do not remove any hardware from the cliff, as it is all there for a reason, and the developers have spent much of their own time and money to equip these routes. If you have an issue with the existing hardware, please get in contact with Ian Altman or myself, and we can have a productive conversation about it.

Getting There 

The best way to get here is to park at the regular Fume Wall parking lot and go to the right of the fence. Instead of following the trail, go up the hill to the highway, and walk north on the side of the highway until you see the spire. When you near the spire, you will notice a large talus field below. Locate a cairn on the right end of the talus field to find the trail. When the trail makes a vague fork, take a left to access the routes on the spire or stay right on the trail to access the routes on the face.

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For the Fume Wall area.

Weather station 4.0 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: P-Diddy as viewed from the base.

P-Diddy 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  Colorado : Durango : ... : Fume Wall North
Start climbing the face immediately climber's left of a left-facing corner.Do not read the following if you don't want beta for the moves:The start is characterized by sharpish, incut edges. Climb past 2 bolts to the base of a roof feature. At the roof, locate two key pockets, one at the bottom and one at the top. Follow a series of pockets through the roof and slightly right after the roof. Finagle your way to the last bolt (currently a quickdraw on this bolt, soon to be a chain perma-draw), an...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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