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 E2 5b R Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 300' The Crags : Upper Great Face
Critical Morass 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 100' Jurassic Park - Lily Lake : Big Ass Slab?
The Bends (a.k.a. Decompression Sickness) 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 110' The Crags : Crosswinds
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Edge of Time 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : The Fin
Follow the trail to the highest point and turn around (right) to see the obvious sharp arete looking back towards the diamond, a beautiful line. Perhaps one of the most scenic climbs in the Estes Park area, without being on a wall somewhere. This route is photographed and is on the front cover of the Gillett guide book for the [Estes Park] valley areas. A spectacular line.... It is now a bolt lead only protected by 4 bolts and a pin. You can toprope this route by scrambling to the top of the wal...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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