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Grandpa's Bridge Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,879'
Location: 40.69023, -105.50874 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Ben Scott on Feb 22, 2016
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BETA PHOTO: Grandpa's Bridge overview.


This is a large area of short spires and walls that started development in Spring of 2015. The rock quality varies from polished featured granite to chossy pegmatite. In general, the climbing is quite good with varied movement and a variety of styles.

The climbing season is best Fall through Spring. Climbing here in the summer will be hot but not impossible.

Getting There 

From Ted's Place drive approximately 32 miles up the Poudre Canyon (CR 14) to a large pullout on the right before Grandpa's Bridge. Or drive one mile farther to a pullout on the right where a river crossing is required.

This area is past the Pingree Park Rd. but before Indian Meadows/Rustic.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.2 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Grandpa's Bridge

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Grandpa's Bridge:
La-Z-Boy   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Riverside Zone
Power Pagoda   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Riverside Zone
Grandpa's Cough Syrup   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Riverside Zone
Papa's Bulge   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Riverside Zone
Gippeto   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Amphitheatre
Monstro   5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Amphitheatre
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Featured Route For Grandpa's Bridge
Rock Climbing Photo: J. Tarry on Golden Pagoda.

Golden Pagoda 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c  Colorado : Fort Collins : ... : Riverside Zone
This is a stunning line up the steepest, central section of the Pagoda Tower. Rock quality, position, and movement give this route all the stars you need. Don't be surprised if you get a few honks and gawkers on this nearly roadside crag.Start with 3 bolts of face climbing with a tricky move before the mantel onto the ledge. The first crux is right off the ledge with slopers, crimps, and compression to reach a slopey hole. After the slopey hole, continuous and pumpy underclings lead to a final, ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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