BETA PHOTO: The Third Band. The labeled features are: A: The ...
This band is the most recognizable of the four bands as it has the most prominent features. The features such as the Bathtub and Space Balls are easily seen from the road. They are useful navigation aids as they can generally be seen all along the approach.
Get yourself to the approach trail (see main area description for details). Continue up it until you're about level with the Bathtub (you can see this most of the way along the approach). Once you're at the proper elevation, cut to your right. You might find a faint trail but more likely you'll be rock hopping on easy slabs and small boulders. The first recognizable route you might reach is called Yegg (a finger- and hand-crack in front of a tree) and is on the Egg which is just to the left of the Bathtub. The approach will probably take 15 or 20 minutes.
Climbing Season For the South Fork of St. Vrain Canyon area.
Weather station 8.8 miles from here
4 Total Climbing Routes
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How Can I Miss You if You Won't Go Away 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Colorado
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This is on the Top 40 Wall. To the right of If You Won't Leave Me ..., you'll find two cracks. This is the right of the two. Climb a flaring cracking reminiscent of Lumpy to a ledge. Jog right a bit and climb the obvious finger crack to a flake.An interesting variation is to climb the hand- and fist-crack to the right of the finger crack on the upper portion of the route (bumps the grade up to 8+ or so; big fun on this one). Bring an extra #3 Camalot or equivalent for this variat...[more] Browse More Classics in Colorado