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Northwest Formation Rock Climbing 


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Description 

This formation is about 200 feet northwest of the South Formation; it has a long, flat, elongated summit. The northeast side only has low angled slabs; however, the southwest side yields quality high-angle face climbs on clean granite. To date there are only 3 or 4 routes on this formation. The climbs get plenty of sun and offer spectacular views of the Diamond and Mt Meeker.

Getting There 

There are three ways to approach the climbs. From the saddle between the formations bushwhack along the northwest side; rappel in from the top; or scramble (third class) down the ramp accessed from the northwest corner.

Climbing Season

For the North Fork of the St. Vrain River area.

Weather station 10.0 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',1],['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]


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Rock Climbing Photo: I spent a long time figuring out the exit sequence...

Temperature Inversion 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  CO : Lyons : ... : Northwest Formation
Gillett gives this a 10b, it'll be the hardest 10b you'll lead that day.Start below the crack working your way up the ramp, place the #3 blue Camalot before you get to crack, with the yellow (#2) soon to follow, you will not need any other big gear. Work your way up crack with nice lieback and small jams. When the crack ends, place the 2 HBs (#3 & #4), and step right for the exciting finish....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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