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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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The Golden Monkey 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b R CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : Upper Great Face
This indistinct line begins about 25 feet left of the huge buttress in the middle of the Upper Great Face, between the Kor-Northcutt on the right and The Big Steep on the left, and finishes with the beautiful headwall beneath the summit.Pitch 1: Turn a small roof on the left or right (gear) and climb past two bolts to a ledge. Continue upwards (gear) past two more bolts (crux) to a left-facing corner that defines the left side of a "V"-shaped wedge (the right side of the "V" is the obvious slot...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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