St. Vrain Canyons Rock Climbing
Climber: Jonathan Siegrist. Photo: Andy Mann.
This is a set of 3 canyons that are the drainages of the South, Middle, and North forks of the St. Vrain River. The greatest bulk of the climbing to date is in the South Fork. The rock is granitic and at times on the coarser side. There are a variety of routes here, some traditional, some sport, even some ice/mixed
. Most of the routes are shorter here, maybe up to 5 pitches in length. There is still a decent amount of rock to explore here. While there is some friable rock in places, the bulk is good quality. Poison ivy does tend to flourish in spots here, so the sensitive should be aware.
Most will drive up US 36 or CO 66 west to Lyons. From there, the forks diverge. The South and Middle Forks are accessed off of CO 7. The North Fork is accessed off of US 36.
Weather station 10.6 miles from here
470 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',20],['3 Stars',107],['2 Stars',215],['1 Star',122],['Bomb',5]
Classic Climbing Routes in St. Vrain Canyons
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Featured Route For St. Vrain Canyons
Brother From Another Planet 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c CO
: ... : River Wall II
This superb power route climbs the third route from the left side of the crag. Reach the base by rock hopping across the river just below the Buttonrock Resevoir spillway. The furtherst left two lines are New Horizon and Lost Horizon, a bolted arete and an insane finger crack, respectively.The next line, BFAP, climbs the right side of this constant angle overhanging section of stone on unrelenting powerful slopers and edges. One leaves the security of the initial ramp and right cor...[more] Browse More Classics in CO