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Platitudes, The 
Shangri-La Slab 
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Second Band Rock Climbing 

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The Second Band has three sets of crags, Shangri-La Slab, Tomahawk Buttress and The Platitudes. It is located on the north side of South St. Vrain Canyon as part of the Country-Western group of crags.

Getting There 

There are several different ways to approach this area. One possible approach is to head west and slightly uphill from Vrain Child (see that area for the description on how to get there). It is a 5-minute walk.

Climbing Season

For the South Fork of St. Vrain Canyon area.

Weather station 8.9 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Second Band

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Second Band:
High Noon (submitted as Shangri-La Slab)   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Shangri-La Slab
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Rock Climbing Photo: High Noon on Shangri-La slab.

High Noon (submitted as Shangri-La Slab) 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b  CO : Lyons : ... : Shangri-La Slab
I may have the name wrong, but this is the right-side route on the Shangri-La Slab. Start behind a tree, making some .9+ moves up to a rightward traverse under a "wave" of rock. Plug a cam or two in the crack, haul up and over to the crux headwall. There is a move that felt .10c to me, but really only the one. Very nice climb overall. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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