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West-Northwest Face

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L to R R to L Alpha
Reusable Love Bag T 
Ridge, The T 
Right Side T 
Sympathetic Mind Fuck T 

West-Northwest Face Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 8,500'
Location: 40.13954, -105.48422 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: JFM on Jun 1, 2016


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This section of the Piz Badille has The Ridge, Right Side, Sympathetic Mind Fuck, and Reusable Love Bag and faces WNW (i.e., towards the roadway).

Getting There 

From the parking area, this is the left face of the crag. Cross the stream and hike up the talus slopes.

Climbing Season

For the St. Vrain Canyons area.

Weather station 4.9 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in West-Northwest Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for West-Northwest Face:
Right Side   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 4 pitches, 600'   
The Ridge   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 5 pitches, 500'   
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Featured Route For West-Northwest Face
Rock Climbing Photo: Big view of Piz Badille....

The Ridge 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Colorado : Lyons : ... : West-Northwest Face
This is the premier mountaineering route on the Piz Badille, a long, moderate journey up the ridge along the left margin of the west face. The route is obvious in George Bell's photo. The hardest part of the route is gaining the ridge crest - a route finding quandary - but these early difficulties are inconsistent with the remainder of the climbing, as you'll enjoy easy climbing with good protection on decent rock for the remaining three or four pitches.P1. (5.6 - 5.8) The first pitch of the R...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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