This is a section on the rock of along the Middle Fork of the St. Vrain River. It is ~8000' in altitude. The rock is granitic. This generally receives little climber attention. The Middle fork is typically fairly easy to cross via wading; however, a heavy spring runoff may make it more challenging and require extra shenanigans like balancing over a log.
To get there from Lyons, take CO 7 up the St. Vrain Canyon to the intersection with CO 72. Take a left (south) and after a few miles, the Piz will dominate the left side of the highway across the St. Vrain River.
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The Ridge 5.8 CO : Lyons : ... : Piz Badille
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 CO