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Northwest Formation Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Dan Levison on Jan 27, 2005
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This formation is about 200 feet northwest of the South Formation; it has a long, flat, elongated summit. The northeast side only has low angled slabs; however, the southwest side yields quality high-angle face climbs on clean granite. To date there are only 3 or 4 routes on this formation. The climbs get plenty of sun and offer spectacular views of the Diamond and Mt Meeker.

Getting There 

There are three ways to approach the climbs. From the saddle between the formations bushwhack along the northwest side; rappel in from the top; or scramble (third class) down the ramp accessed from the northwest corner.

Climbing Season

For the North Fork of the St. Vrain River area.

Weather station 10.0 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Featured Route For Northwest Formation

Water Streak 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  CO : Lyons : ... : Northwest Formation
Water Streak starts half way up the ramp on the southwest face. Boulder up and clip the first bolt. The crux is somewhere between bolts 3 and 4. Buckle down for some sustained and thin face climbing that eventually leads to a ledge and roof. Pull over the roof, clip one more bolt, and top out....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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