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Beach, The 
Colors Crag 
Eden Area 
Electric Ocean  
Eve's Cave 
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Keep, The 
Last Turn Crag 
Narrows Blocs 
Narrows River Wall 
Nod (formerly submitted as The Fable), The 
Pee-wee's Playhouse 
Snake Eyes Wall 
Solar Panel, The 
Trough, The 
Twilight Area 
Upper Snake Eyes Wall 
Yankee Doodle Slab 

The Narrows Rock Climbing 

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The Narrows is generally considered the portion of the canyon from Stove Prairie Road to The Narrows Campground. This section of the canyon is characterized by large, steep walls coming right down to the asphalt. People have been climbing here since the '70s, and the climbing history has been re-written time and time again.

The variety of climbing styles, quality of rock, and accessibility make this one of the best locations for rope climbing in the canyon.

Here is a list of the major areas from downstream to upstream:

- Electric Ocean
- Yankee Doodle Slab
- The Trough
- Eden area
- The Nod
- Eve's Cave
- Snake Eyes Wall
- Twilight Area
- Last Turn Crag
- The Beach
- Narrowslab
- Supercollider Area

Getting There 

The Narrows is located west of Fort Collins in the Poudre Canyon. Drive approximately 18.1 miles from Ted's Place (a.k.a. the intersection of US Highway 287 and CO 14) to reach the Electric Ocean and the start of The Narrows.

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.8 miles from here

225 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',14],['3 Stars',86],['2 Stars',84],['1 Star',40],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Narrows

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Narrows:
The Throne   V3 6A     Boulder, 20'   Widowmakers
Pardon My French   V6 7A     Boulder   Widowmakers
Scarbanzo   V7 7A+     Boulder   Widowmakers
Le Don   V8 7B     Boulder   Widowmakers
East of Eden   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 125'   Eden Area : The Eden Wall
The Stung   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Snake Eyes Wall
Sin   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 115'   Eden Area : The Eden Wall
Garden Of Eden   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 145'   Eden Area : The Eden Wall
Watchtower   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Colors Crag
Fish & Whistle   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 115'   Eden Area : The Eden Wall
Delicious Demon   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   Snake Eyes Wall
Forbidden Fruit   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Eden Area : The Eden Wall
Home-school Ballerina   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Upper Snake Eyes Wall
I.P.A.   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   The Beach
The Scrilla   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Twilight Area : Twilight Wall
Wihizzle Dihizzle   5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Twilight Area : Twilight Wall
Blonde Note   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   The Beach
Copperhead   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Upper Snake Eyes Wall
Harmonic Resonance   5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   The Beach
If 6 was 9   5.13+ 8b 30 X- 31 E7 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Colors Crag
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