This stretch of crags includes a vast array of smaller crags with granitic, gneiss, and schist rock with routes up to perhaps 600 feet in length. For those seeking a quieter, more peaceful experience, there is much to enjoy here. We do share a minority of this terrain with a different crowd who enjoys motorized travel & teenage frivolity in the National Forests. Stretches of Twin Sisters are utilized in the fall by hunters. Some areas are better accessed with high-clearance 4WD transportation.
CO Hwy 7 (which is part of the Peak to Peak Highway) extends from Estes Park, south through Allenspark, and veers east through South St. Vrain Canyon to Lyons. The section here describes crags between Estes Park and the top of South St. Vrain Canyon.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries:
The Golden Monkey 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 300' The Crags : Upper Great Face
Copradelite 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 90' Jurassic Park - Lily Lake : Dinosaur's Foot
Critical Morass 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 100' Jurassic Park - Lily Lake : Big Ass Slab?
Dynamometer 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90' Jurassic Park - Lily Lake : The Fin
The Bends (a.k.a. Decompression Sickness) 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 110' The Crags : Crosswinds
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Andrology 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : The Fin
From pre-2009: Andrology is an ultra-classic line on a gorgeous piece of rock. In its previous state, a top rope rehearsal was highly advised for the 30 foot runout to the first clip, since the first bolt had been chopped. This start was "ankles for sure" if you blew it getting to the first clip.Andrology follows a series of huecos and exciting face climbing up the longest and steepest part of The Fin, and it puts everything else to shame in terms of high quality face climbing. Androlog...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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