REI Community
Middle Fork of St. Vrain Canyon

Select Area...
Piz Badille 
Piz Cengalo 
Scarpa Pizzo 

Middle Fork of St. Vrain Canyon Rock Climbing 


Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Elevation: 9,000'
Location: 40.13993, -105.48447 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 7,508
Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Leo Paik on Oct 13, 2012
Forecast:
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Nice stem action on this route.

Description 

This is a section on the rock of along the Middle Fork of the St. Vrain River. It is ~8000' in altitude. The rock is granitic. This generally receives little climber attention. The Middle fork is typically fairly easy to cross via wading; however, a heavy spring runoff may make it more challenging and require extra shenanigans like balancing over a log.

Middle Fork of St. Vrain

Mile ~14 south on CO 72: Piz Cengalo
Mile 14.4, south on CO 72 -> "a few miles" East: Piz Badille

Getting There 

To get there from Lyons, take CO 7 up the St. Vrain Canyon to the intersection with CO 72. Take a left (south) and after a few miles, the Piz will dominate the left side of the highway across the St. Vrain River.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.9 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',2],['5.9',3],['5.10',3],['5.11',2],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Middle Fork of St. Vrain Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Middle Fork of St. Vrain Canyon:
Right Side   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 4 pitches, 600'   Piz Badille : West-Northwest Face
The Ridge   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 5 pitches, 500'   Piz Badille : West-Northwest Face
Red Hanger Dihedral, NW Face   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   Piz Badille : South-southwest Face (aka S...
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in Middle Fork of St. Vrain Canyon

Featured Route For Middle Fork of St. Vrain Canyon
Rock Climbing Photo: My son about to grab the awesome horn.

Leftmost 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c  Colorado : Lyons : ... : South-southwest Face (aka S...
Move up left and then back right to the 1st bolt (hidden from ground). There are tricky moves between the 2nd and 3rd bolt. The crux is in the middle of the climb (5th bolt?) at a vertical section with rounded holds. Don't use the loose block sitting up and left. The huge horn at 8th bolt is awesome! Cruise easily to chains after pulling past it.If anyone has more details of this climb (name, 1st ascent party and date, difficulty, etc), I will update this route....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

Comments on Middle Fork of St. Vrain Canyon Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About