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Rincon - Center Route & R

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Another Pipeline Bonecrusher T,S 
Briggs variation to Rincon T 
Camouflage S 
Center Route T 
Concentric T 
Counterstroke T 
Five-Eight Crack T,TR 
Five-Ten Crack T 
Front Side Lip Smack T 
Green Room, The T 
Killing Fields, The T 
Mind Over Matter T,TR 
Neato T,TR 
On the Crest T 
Outer Limbits T,TR 
Point Break T,S 
Raccoon Soup aka Thunderbolts T,TR 
Rincon T 
Rincon Dink T 
Rincon Light T 
Rinodina T 
Spicoli S 
Toprope Left of Spicoli TR 
Warp Riders T 

Rincon - Center Route & R 


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Elevation: 6,500'
Location: 39.93423, -105.28939 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Leo Paik on Mar 20, 2006
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Description 

Rincon is a small but amazing crag with probably the highest density of quality routes in all of Eldorado Canyon State Park. Classic and awesome traditional climbs abound here and should not be missed. While nearly all the climbs here are in the moderate range, certainly the 5.10s-5.11s are better represented. There is little for the low or high end climber here, but there is much to feed the soul of a large percentage of climbers. The views are soothing and extend to the continental divide. It's worth the walk.

Although there are a few bolted lines, you will likely need your rack and protection skills to succeed here.

Often on a nice weekend, for good reason, this wall along with the West Ridge can be very popular with climbers. Its southern exposure makes it particularly pleasant during cooler months although early days in summer months can be delightful as well.

There are so many fine routes here! Some of the best include: 5.8 Crack, 5.8; 5.10 Crack, 5.10a; Rincon, 5.11a/b; Center Route, 5.11a/b; Camoflauge, 5.12c.

Descents include some rappels or downclimbing gullies both L or R of the crag.

Note, if anyone has particularly good base digital photos for rendering a topo for this page, please let me know.


Getting There 

W end of Eldorado Canyon State Park, Rincon Trail, boulder hop the talus, to be filled in


Climbing Season


24 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',3],['5.10',8],['5.11',10],['5.12',2],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Rincon - Center Route & R:
Rincon Light   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 5 pitches   
Five-Ten Crack   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   
Concentric   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   
Rincon   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 4 pitches   
Point Break   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, Grade II   
Center Route   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 3 pitches   
Spicoli   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Raccoon Soup aka Thunderbolts   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch   
Mind Over Matter   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch   
Camouflage   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Another Pipeline Bonecrusher   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch   
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Camouflage.

Camouflage 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Rincon - Center Route & R
Camouflage is a challenging crimp-fest between the Center Route and Rincon, well-bolted (although unfortunately with ring bolts that are hard to clip), continuous, and quite thin. Prepare thy tips for battle. Start either on Rincon and move left to the first bolt, or you can stick clip the first bolt (or clip from Rincon and downclimb) and attack the little boulder problem leading directly to the first bolt. Now proceed to edge and crimp your way up the ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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