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Vrain Dead Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Matt Juth on Jun 11, 2004

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This is a small slabby formation 200' up the steep gully immedeately west of the Narrows. It can be located by the clean slab surrounded by discontinuous rock.

There are only two routes on the formation, a nice moderate crack, and a terrifying (in its current state) slab route. There are a couple good cracks up the gully to the right approx 100' higher (and around the corner) that will be cleaned and led soon.

Getting There 

Park at the pulloff at the base of Mechanical Man, and scramble up the gully just west of the Narrows. Use extreme caution when approaching, as there is a lot of loose rock, that would fall directly onto traffic. When you reach a cliffband that appears pretty sketchy, head as far left as you can go, and traverse across the top.

Climbing Season

For the South Fork of St. Vrain Canyon area.

Weather station 8.9 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

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This route begins at the same alcove as Vrain Dead. It is a wonderful route with 50 feet of continuous, difficult slab. Unfortunately, the pro leaves little to be desired. Until some more bolts are added (or the buttonheads replaced)it makes a better TR than a lead.Step up on the horizontal, and make a balancy clip to the good bolt. The crux is moving from this stance to the small horizontal crack in between bolt one and two. Once at this stance you want to clip, but you've got one more hard mov...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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