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Third Band Rock Climbing 

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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.

Getting There 

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

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

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Yegg 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Colorado : Lyons : ... : Third Band
This is the farthest left crack climb on the Third Band. There is a medium-size tree right next to it. It starts as a finger crack and opens up to a hand crack. The rock at the start is particularly sharp.A note about the rating: Gillett writes in his guidebook to the canyon "the opening moves are a little harder than 5.9, but it's simple enough to cheat by using a foothold in the cedar [tree]". We didn't use the tree and the proposed rating reflects that. A larger wingspan than mine (6'0") may ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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