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Platitudes, The 
Shangri-La Slab 
Tomahawk Buttress 

Second Band Rock Climbing 

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The Second Band has three sets of crags, Shangri-La Slab, Tomahawk Buttress and The Platitudes. It is located on the north side of South St. Vrain Canyon as part of the Country-Western group of crags.

Getting There 

There are several different ways to approach this area. One possible approach is to head west and slightly uphill from Vrain Child (see that area for the description on how to get there). It is a 5-minute walk.

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.9 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Second Band

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Second Band:
High Noon (submitted as Shangri-La Slab)   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Shangri-La Slab
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Slablander 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a  CO : Lyons : ... : Shangri-La Slab
Start up the left line of bolts. The difficulties begin right away with thin .11 climbing that eases after a few clips. Make your way across some lower angle ground, then attack the crux headwall. Good luck. A "slippery" unprotected 5.11 crescent can be TR'd to the left of the start. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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