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Cartoon crag is part of The Quartzite Ridge to the south of the road and the creek. It has east and south faces. The south face warms up in the winter but the approach can be slick. This is not Eldo's finest climbing but offers some short easier pitches when under time constraints.

There are a dozen (baker's) documented climbs ranging from 5.3 to 5.8. The climbing is traditional. This may seem like a nice place for beginners, but the rock is quite fractured and loose in places. The south face seems more solid (safer). Also, the descent requires downclimbing (5.3) or rappel. Roping up to move to the rappel station (slings around block) may be prudent.

Getting There 

Park at the Fowler Trailhead. Look west, scramble up talus and you are there (east face). Approach time is approximately two minutes.

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The obvious, wide crack.

Doc 5.3 3+ 10 III VD 3a  CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : Cartoon Crag
This climbs the obvious wide crack on the south face. Many variations exist. Going right where the wide crack narrows was a little easier. Climbing the face to the left of the wide crack was more pleasant for me. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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East face of Cartoon Crag as seen from parking area.
BETA PHOTO: East face of Cartoon Crag as seen from parking are...
Rappel slings near red dot.
BETA PHOTO: Rappel slings near red dot.
Info taken from Eldorado Canyon guidebook: <br /> <br />1. Donald Duck, 5.7 PG-13. <br />2. Lazy, 5.7 PG-13. <br />3. Doc, 5.3 PG-13. <br />4. Sneezy, 5.5 PG-13. <br />5. P.A. Pops Up again, 5.5 PG-13. <br />6. Sleep, 5.4. <br />7. Dopey, 5.4 PG-13. <br />8. Blind Man's View, 5.5 PG-13. <br /> <br />The climber on the top is at the rap rings.
BETA PHOTO: Info taken from Eldorado Canyon guidebook:

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By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Jun 11, 2011

Most of the routes at this crag are good solo routes, with the notable exception of Dewey (5.8) which is off balance at the crux on slightly less than positive holds. The rest seemed solid to me.