All Locations > Colorado > Lyons > St. Vrain Canyons > South Fork of St.… > Country-Western C… > Third Band
Avg: 1.8 from 4 votes
|Type:||Trad, 30 ft|
|FA:||Mason Frichette and Craig Lightburn, late 70s|
|Page Views:||272 total, 3/month|
|Shared By:||Dave Holliday on Jan 27, 2011|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis is the farthest left crack climb on the Third Band. There is a medium-size tree right next to it. It starts as a finger crack and opens up to a hand crack. The rock at the start is particularly sharp.
A note about the rating: Gillett writes in his guidebook to the canyon "the opening moves are a little harder than 5.9, but it's simple enough to cheat by using a foothold in the cedar [tree]". We didn't use the tree and the proposed rating reflects that. A larger wingspan than mine (6'0") may make it easier than what I proposed.
LocationThis is on a block called the Egg that can be seen from the road. It's the furthest left block on the Third Band. This will probably be the first route that you encounter when approaching the Third Band.
Descend by walking off the backside. Exit climber's left to get back to the base.
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