Poudre Canyon Rock Climbing Guide, 3rd edition

by Bennett Scott

Located northwest of Fort Collins, CO, the Poudre Canyon is home to some of the highest quality sport climbing and bouldering in Colorado. Long considered a rock climbing area only frequented by locals who didn't want to drive to 'better climbing' elsewhere in the state, author Bennett Scott and many others have spent the last several decades putting that myth to rest with the development and documentation of some of the hardest, proudest, cleanest, and most inspiring climbing routes to be found anywhere in Colorado.

Ten years have passed since the 2nd Edition of the Poudre Canyon Guidebook was released and things have been anything but quiet. New routes and boulder problems have been established on a weekly basis - the climbing here just keeps getting better and better. Perhaps you live in Fort Collins and just want to get out for a pleasant day of shady bouldering. Or maybe you're looking to explore something new with a weekend of beautiful camping, cragging, and bouldering. The Poudre has something to offer everyone, so join the author on a journey through 50 miles of breathtaking cliffs and boulders that are climbable all year long!

Table of Contents
Lower Canyon 
Picnic Rock 
French Arête / Mike’s Roof 
Happy Hour Crag 
Poudre Practice Rock 
Pine Vu Area 
Brink’s Rock 
Triple Tier Areas 
Crystal Wall 
Stove Prairie Road 
    Widowmakers / Electric Ocean 
    Colors Crag 
    The Keep 
    Ra’s Buttress Area 
    Sheep Mountain 
    Narrows Blocs 
    Ice Canyon 
    The Trough 
    Eden Area 
    Twilight Area 
    Snake Eyes Walls 
    Supercollider / Solar Panel 
    The Beach / Last Turn Crag 
    Mountain Park Boulder 
    Grandpa’s Bridge 
      West of Rustic
      Hatchery Boulder Area 
      Pearl Area 
      Critical Mass Area 
      Turtle Crag 
      Roaring Creek Boulder 
      Bliss State Wildlife Area (S.W.A.) 
      Bog Area 
      Vista Crag 
      420 Boulders 
      Boston Peak 
      Black Boulder Area 
      Merlin Boulder 
      Pearl Necklace Area 
      Gandalf Area 
      Poudre Falls 
      Bristlecone Castle

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