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St. Mary's Lake

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St. Mary's Lake  

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Location: 39.8328, -105.6473 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Garrett Harmsen on Jul 22, 2012
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A 30ft high wall located on the far side of St. Mary's Lake popular with cliff jumpers, it is also perfect for some decent deep water soloing. Rock is pretty vertical with lots of interesting features and is great for climbing. Approach is best done with a tube, swim, or jump off the cliff. Area is very crowded on weekends with casual hikers but no one climbs. As a bonus bring your skis and get some summer turns in on nearby St. Mary's glacier.

Getting There 

Exit I -70 at Fall River Road. Follow it until parking lot for St. Mary's Glacier. 1/2 mile hike to lake

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.9 miles from here

3 Total Routes

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

Featured Route For St. Mary's Lake
Michael Martina just below the roof.

Crim the Crimp 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CO : Idaho Springs : St. Mary's Lake
Move up left from the middle of the main cliff, pull a small roof to a smooth face with crimps. Finish on a small ledge 20 feet up and scramble 10 feet to top....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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2 routes we did, many more exist. 1 (red):  Crim t...
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View of the lake
View of the lake
Slackline over the lake.
Slackline over the lake.

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