Shangri-La Slab Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Shangri-La slab.
This is essentially the middle of the Second Band. There are two bolted routes and potential for some grovelly trad undertakings if you're bored.
Park at the east end of a large dirt pullout just west of the Big Narrows. Walk back east and head up a loose water runoff on the north side of the road. Hike a minute or two until you hit an old fence, follow that east, then contour along the hill until you find the rocks. This area is a bit disjointed, and it may take a couple trips to understand the layout easily. You could also head up from Vrain Child
, and this is mentioned in The Platitudes description.
Climbing Season For the South Fork of St. Vrain Canyon area.
Weather station 8.8 miles from here
3 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Shangri-La Slab
Slablander 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Colorado
: ... : Shangri-La Slab
Start up the left line of bolts. The difficulties begin right away with thin .11 climbing that eases after a few clips. Make your way across some lower angle ground, then attack the crux headwall. Good luck. A "slippery" unprotected 5.11 crescent can be TR'd to the left of the start. ...[more] Browse More Classics in Colorado