Cadillac Crag Rock Climbing
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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.
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.
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]
Classic Climbing Routes in Cadillac Crag
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cadillac Crag:
V3 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch
Gonzo 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches
Deviant 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch
Escalade 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 135'
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'
Featured Route For Cadillac Crag
V3 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c CO
: Eldorado Canyon SP
: Cadillac Crag
A fun and long (~140 feet) pitch, great for a trad leader trying to get comfortable moving above gear. This climb ascends the dihedral between fin 3 and 4. Scramble up to the top of the large block, and then continue up the clean V dihedral. About halfway up a 5.9 finger crack moves left out onto the face for 20 feet before returning to the route. Also, at about the beginning of this variation lies a large loose block on this left face - be careful not to dislodge it! The route is long, so ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
BETA PHOTO: Left side of Cadillac Crag. Dihedral above person ...
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.
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.