North Fork of the St. Vrain River Climbing
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The rock here varies from granitic to harder, metamorphic, igneous varieties that are more challenging to characterize. Crags here may range from micro routes to perhaps 1000 feet.
Some of these crags include the River Wall (once called the best crag in Colorado) at Button Rock Reservoir, other scattered crags near Button Rock, boulders at Big Elk Meadows (east of Estes Park along FR 118). There are some scattered crags in the area of Pinewood Springs which have had less-heralded ascents.
North St. Vrain
Longmont Reservoir Area (aka Buttonrock)
Coulson Gulch - 2.9 mile hike from Johnny Park off CO 66
Further up US 36
Little Thompson drainage approach via US 36
Big Elk Meadows
Pinewood Area - between Little Thompson and North Fork of the St. Vrain
Pinewood Boulders, Tomato Rock
Off CO 7, via rough roads or Off US 36 through Johnny Park
To get there from the west, you can go east from Estes Park along US 36. To access this area from Denver, head north on I-25, go NW on US 36 through Boulder to Lyons. No access this from the NE, you can go west on US 66 into Lyons, and then go west on US 36.
Classic Climbing Routes at North Fork of the St. Vrain River
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