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Cadillac Crag

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Auburn Court T 
Auburn Lane T 
Black Face S 
Brand New Cadillac S 
Bro'd Less Traveled, The T 
Deviant T 
Easy Street T 
Emission Control T 
Escalade T 
Evening Stroll T 
Flash Cadillac TR 
Ghetto Cruiser T 
Gonzo T 
Heartbreaker [aka Never Cry Wolf] T,S 
Highway of Diamonds T 
Highway Of Ra T 
Ichiban Arete T 
Land of Ra T,S 
Let it Vee T 
Midnight Trundler T,TR 
Moonlight Drive T 
Shallow Dihedral T,TR 
Stargate T 
Trail of Tears S 
Twistoflex T 
Untitled, The S 
V3 T 
You're Ugly and Your Mother Dresses You Funny T 

Cadillac Crag Rock Climbing 


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Location: 39.93471, -105.29009 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Four distinct fins NW of Rincon create some good arete and dihedral climbing. Many varied routes exist here--face climbs, bolted routes, hand and finger cracks--all of great quality. A little longer hike than most Eldo crags, but it's a great path and spectacular view.

Getting There 

Park at the end of the canyon in the little lot on the right. Walk on the road for 0.1mi to the Eldo Trail. Take this to the Rincon Cutoff Trail, then when the Rincon trail heads across the talus, keep heading up the ridge towards the fins. Now scramble up some talus to the base.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.4 miles from here

28 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',14],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',2],['5.8',4],['5.9',3],['5.10',8],['5.11',6],['5.12',4],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Cadillac Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cadillac Crag:
Ghetto Cruiser   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch   
V3   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch   
Gonzo   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches   
You're Ugly and Your Mother Dresses You Funny   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches   
Highway of Diamonds   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches   
Deviant   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   
Ichiban Arete   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   
Auburn Lane   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches   
Moonlight Drive   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 2 pitches   
Auburn Court   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 180'   
Escalade   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 135'   
Emission Control   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b X     Trad, 1 pitch   
Land of Ra   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 180'   
Stargate   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Heartbreaker [aka Never Cry Wolf]   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch   
Brand New Cadillac   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a R     Sport   
The Untitled   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Black Face   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Pondering the real crux? The 10c crux may feel har...

Land of Ra 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : Cadillac Crag
This is an excellent pitch; one of the finest face climbs in Eldorado!Begin in the first gully formed by the two fins on the left when facing the crag. The first bolt is 40' up on the left wall of the gully. The route more or less follows a direct line up the face. Start by climbing up to a left-angling hand traverse 30' up (#3 Camalot) and traverse left on good holds to a stance 20' below the first bolt. Crank up to the first bolt on pretty runout 5.8, and crank out cool les...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Umph!
Sep 30, 2005
Cadillac is not all "great quality" rock. There are some exfoliating/rotten areas that need to be climbed delicately with concern for the belayer below. Also, be warned of the great quantities of loose rock/[rubble] on the walk-offs. . . . That said, this crag has some mighty fine routes.
By tooTALLtim
From: Boulder, CO
Mar 16, 2011
In other words, welcome to Eldo :p
By Ben Cassedy
From: Denver, CO
Aug 6, 2011
The left side of this crag got tremendous amounts of shade today; it stayed shady until around 1.30 or 2pm. Incredible views. The rock wasn't any worse than anywhere else in Eldo. Actually really good rock on the pitches themselves.

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