This stretch of crags includes a vast array of smaller crags with granitic, gneiss, and schist rock with routes up to perhaps 600 feet in length. For those seeking a quieter, more peaceful experience, there is much to enjoy here. We do share a minority of this terrain with a different crowd who enjoys motorized travel & teenage frivolity in the National Forests. Stretches of Twin Sisters are utilized in the fall by hunters. Some areas are better accessed with high-clearance 4WD transportation.
CO Hwy 7 (which is part of the Peak to Peak Highway) extends from Estes Park, south through Allenspark, and veers east through South St. Vrain Canyon to Lyons. The section here describes crags between Estes Park and the top of South St. Vrain Canyon.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries:
The Golden Monkey 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b R Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 300' The Crags : Upper Great Face
Critical Morass 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 100' Jurassic Park - Lily Lake : Big Ass Slab?
The Bends (a.k.a. Decompression Sickness) 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 110' The Crags : Crosswinds
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Rouge Element 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b R CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : Half & Half Crag
'Crags' slab climbing at its best. Sack-up for this one. "It ain't no sport climb - it's a bolted rock climb!" Stellar slab climbing, edges, and pasting.Start on a network of web-like seams in the middle of the wall, followed by a crux roof sequence. Scramble over the top and down onto a platform on the SW corner of the Shark Fin.Extra credit: while there climb the short, 5-bolt, but sweet Yellow Butterfly (5.9+) on Shark Fin. Walk off, down around to the left (north) to return to the base i...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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