Mushroom Massif Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: The left side of the Massif.
This is a large, wide crag on the south side of the river at mile 3.8. You probably won't see it driving up the canyon, but it is quite striking when coming down canyon. The rock seems to be grainy and rounded. Most climbs face north and are quite shady, even in mid-summer. The base of the crag is several hundred feet above the river.
Park at a large pullout on the south side of the road at about mile 3.8. This pullout is a hundred yards or so upstream of the crag, which is visible from here. Cross the river (wading is probably required Spring into Summer), and head SE to the crag. There is quite a bit of poison ivy in this area, so be careful. A sandy, barren shoulder seems to be the easiest way to access the crag, and there is a faint trail up it.
Climbing Season For the South Fork of St. Vrain Canyon area.
Weather station 8.9 miles from here
11 Total Climbing Routes
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Featured Route For Mushroom Massif
The Mushroom 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Colorado
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The location of this route is not easy to describe, but it lies more of less in the middle of the crag. Look for a bolted low angle buttress right of a shallow gully leading to a large pillar with slings 80' up.P1: climb past 4 bolts to a belay from the slings atop the pillar (5.7), 80'. The rock seems potentially crumbly here, exercise caution. There is one place on this pitch where a cam or small stopper may be placed, about 5' above the 4th bolt.P2: climb past 6 bolts to a 2 bolt rap anchor...[more] Browse More Classics in Colorado
BETA PHOTO: 06-25-2002
This 6 footer may greet you along the trail. He do...
May 29, 2009
Definitely watch for poison ivy on the approach, it's very sneaky.... Not bad if you're paying attention though and be careful crossing the river, it can be strong.