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Torture Chamber

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Crack in Groove T,TR 
Cracky Face TR 
Dos Gorditos T,TR 
Final Finger TR 
Gracie's Dihedral T,TR 
Left of Roof -- Three Variations 
Nemesis Northeast Face TR 
Northwest Arete 
Out of the Horse's Mouth T,TR 
Roofus, The T,S,TR 
S-Crack TR 
Sagas 50 T,TR 
Some boulder problem with a crack 
Torture Chamber Traverse 
Tree Roof TR 
Unknowl arete TR 
Unknown 5.8 Crack T 
Unnamed 5.9 T,TR 
West Crack TR 
West Flake TR 

Torture Chamber Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Mike Epke on May 24, 2003
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The Torture Chamber area has both bouldering and short top ropes. There are some well known classics, but to be fun, you can climb up all over the ridge to set a top rope. It is primarily bouldering at the top of the ridge, then as working down the ridge towards S-Crack and Nemesis Tower, it is more TR due to height (25-30 feet). Classics include the Torture Chamber traverse, Borgman's Bulge, and S-Crack (TR).

Per JFM, the L->R is:

Final Finger, 10-, 1p, 30', TR.
Cracky Face, 9+, 1p, 30', TR.
Crack in Groove. 8-, 1p, 30', TR.
S-Crack, 10, 1p, 30', TR.
Gracie’s Dihedral, 9, 1p, 30', gear or TR.
Unnamed 5.9, 9, 1p, 30', TR.
Nemesis Northeast Face, 11-, 1p, 30', TR.
West Flake, 9, 1p, 30', TR.
West Crack, V-easy, 1p, 30, TR or boulder.

WTF, 8, 1p, 40', TR.
Sagas 50, 7, 1p, 40', gear or TR.
The Roofus, 9, 1p, 40', TR.
Dos Gorditos, 10, 1p, 40', gear or TR.

Left of Roof, V0, 15'.
Tree Roof, V0, 20', boulder or TR.
Torture Chamber Traverse, V2-.
Some Boulder Problem…, V-easy R, 25'.

Getting There 

From the intersection of Harmony and Taft Hill in SW Fort Collins, drive 1.8 miles west on Harmony to a dirt pull-off on the right before you come to the dam. The ridge that is in front of you and running back downhill and east is the Torture Chamber area.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.8 miles from here

21 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Torture Chamber

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Torture Chamber:
Some boulder problem with a crack   V-easy 3 R     Boulder, 25'   
Tree Roof   V0 4     TR, Boulder, 20'   
Left of Roof -- Three Variations   V0 4     Boulder, 15'   
Torture Chamber Traverse   V1 5     Boulder   
Sagas 50   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
Crack in Groove   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'   
WTF   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Out of the Horse's Mouth   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'   
West Flake   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 30'   
The Roofus   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
Final Finger   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 30'   
S-Crack   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     TR, 1 pitch, 30'   
Dos Gorditos   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
Nemesis Northeast Face   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     TR, 1 pitch, 30'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Any idea what this problem is called?

Tree Roof V0 4  Colorado : Fort Collins : ... : Torture Chamber
This is the right edge of the roof behind the tree, 25 yards from the top. Bump out to the end the switch your feet and heel hook the prow.Per Jed Smith: this is an awesome climb that starts under a large roof and climbs out and around the face of the overhang. Start in the crack immediately to the left of a large chockstone with an X on it (very, very loose). From the crack, make a large move to an excellent ledge on the right side of the roof. Then pull around the face onto another jug. Th...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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By Thomas Jensen
Jun 8, 2003
While any one move on the TT Traverse may be V1, I would be surprised if the concensus grade of the entire traverse would be. I'm no Chris Sharma, but have done some pretty hard problems and climbs and this traverse is PUMPY! In the old Horan Front Range Bouldering guide it gets B1. Its gotta be 50 moves or so. What do ya think folks. (I'm opening myself up for some serious slander here huh?)
By Mike Epke
From: Denver, CO
Jun 15, 2003
The problem is definitely pumpy, but it also has good hand holds throughout so I was reluctant to give it the V1 rating and was thinking more like V0-, but then before posting the climb I looked in Colorado Bouldering and saw the V1 grade so went with it. The climb is a great work out where you will definitely be feeling the pump by the end.
By Shane Zentner
From: Colorado
Jul 25, 2003
Pumpy traverse with a few sharp edges. Not too bad, though. Good high ball problems that are fun to do. I was here in late afternoon and felt the burn of the rock. Good for the hands!
By Thomas Jensen
Aug 20, 2003
Has any one else noticed that holds are "falling" off of some of the problems at the Torture Chamber? On the roof by the tree, Borglum's Bulge and the TT traverse key holds are no longer there. All of this has occurred since June or so of 2003. I suspect some self righteous asshole who believes they have a certain special right to the rock at horsetooth is to blame and they are taking it out on easier problems. This same thing was happening at the Tropics shortly before it was closed. Whoever you are STOP! You are not doing any one any good. Leave the frigging rock as it is!
May 5, 2014
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