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Middle Fork of St. Vrain Canyon

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Piz Badille 
Piz Cengalo 

Middle Fork of St. Vrain Canyon  


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Elevation: 9,000'
Location: 40.13993, -105.48447 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

This is a section on the rock of along the Middle Fork of the St. Vrain River. It is ~8000' in altitude. The rock is granitic. This generally receives little climber attention. The Middle fork is typically fairly easy to cross via wading; however, a heavy spring runoff may make it more challenging and require extra shenanigans like balancing over a log.

Middle Fork of St. Vrain

Mile ~14 south on CO 72: Piz Cengalo
Mile 14.4, south on CO 72 -> "a few miles" East: Piz Badille

Getting There 

To get there from Lyons, take CO 7 up the St. Vrain Canyon to the intersection with CO 72. Take a left (south) and after a few miles, the Piz will dominate the left side of the highway across the St. Vrain River.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.9 miles from here

5 Total Routes

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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Middle Fork of St. Vrain Canyon:
Right Side   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 4 pitches, 600'   Piz Badille
The Ridge   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 5 pitches, 500'   Piz Badille
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Todd Pett nearing the end of pitch 1 on the Piz Ba...

Right Side 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  CO : Lyons : ... : Piz Badille
This route follows the right (south) edge of the main slab of the Piz Badille all the way to the top of the rock in four or five 50m pitches. It begins just left of the route "Sympathetic Mind Fuck", and one option is to start with that route and keep going (as Darin Lang mentioned).Start from the left side of a ledge about 50' above the base of the rock. This area is less than 100' from the south edge of the face and is most easily reached by scrambling up from the right.P1: Head...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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