Shangri-La Slab Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Shangri-La slab.
This is essentially the middle of the Second Band. There are two bolted routes and potential for some grovelly trad undertakings if you're bored.
Park at the east end of a large dirt pullout just west of the Big Narrows. Walk back east and head up a loose water runoff on the north side of the road. Hike a minute or two until you hit an old fence, follow that east, then contour along the hill until you find the rocks. This area is a bit disjointed, and it may take a couple trips to understand the layout easily. You could also head up from Vrain Child
, and this is mentioned in The Platitudes description.
Climbing Season For the South Fork of St. Vrain Canyon area.
Weather station 8.9 miles from here
3 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in Shangri-La Slab
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Shangri-La Slab:
Slablander 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Featured Route For Shangri-La Slab
High Noon (submitted as Shangri-La Slab) 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b CO
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I may have the name wrong, but this is the right-side route on the Shangri-La Slab. Start behind a tree, making some .9+ moves up to a rightward traverse under a "wave" of rock. Plug a cam or two in the crack, haul up and over to the crux headwall. There is a move that felt .10c to me, but really only the one. Very nice climb overall. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO