St. Vrain Canyons Rock Climbing
Wolfgang Schweiger on New Horizon (5.12d), Buttonr...
This is a set of 3 canyons that are the drainages of the South, Middle, and North forks of the St. Vrain River. The greatest bulk of the climbing to date is in the South Fork. The rock is granitic and at times on the coarser side. There are a variety of routes here, some traditional, some sport, even some ice/mixed
. Most of the routes are shorter here, maybe up to 5 pitches in length. There is still a decent amount of rock to explore here. While there is some friable rock in places, the bulk is good quality. Poison ivy does tend to flourish in spots here, so the sensitive should be aware.
Most will drive up US 36 or CO 66 west to Lyons. From there, the forks diverge. The South and Middle Forks are accessed off of CO 7. The North Fork is accessed off of US 36.
Weather station 10.6 miles from here
457 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',20],['3 Stars',98],['2 Stars',219],['1 Star',114],['Bomb',5]
Classic Climbing Routes in St. Vrain Canyons
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Featured Route For St. Vrain Canyons
Panic in the Gray Room 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b CO
: ... : Upper Infirmary Slabs
This is probably one of the best slab routes in the canyon. This is a fun climb that has crux moves to get going and then face and slab climbing up higher. Climb past the ring piton (crux) to a stance, clip a bolt, move up and past a horizontal to another bolt. Clip two more bolts (trending right at the last) to a two-bolt rappel anchor. It is the second bolted route to the right of IV League. It starts in the corner next to the wide crack that is Emergency Entrance....[more] Browse More Classics in CO