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: Over and Out
, 5.8; Emerald City
, 5.9; Over the Hill
, 5.10b; Aerial Book
, 5.11a; Aerospace
, 5.11b s; Climb of the Century
, 5.11c s; Wendego
, 5.12a/b s; 5.12c; & Evictor
, 5.12c/d s.
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
W end of Eldorado Canyon State Park, Rincon Trail, boulder hop the talus, to be filled in
Weather station 0.4 miles from here
30 Total Routes
['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Rincon - L of Center Route:
Aerial Book 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
R Trad, TR, 2 pitches
Windy 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
R Trad, 3 pitches
Aerohead 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Aeronaut 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Aerospace 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Sport, 2 pitches
Wendego 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
R Trad, 1 pitch
The Evictor 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
PG13 Trad, 1 pitch
Fraid Line 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Surf's Up 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Featured Route For Rincon - L of Center Route
Over the Hill 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b CO
: Eldorado Canyon SP
: ... : Rincon - L of Center Route
An all-time classic with some unusual climbing. Hike to the Rincon Wall, and head west (uphill) to the "left-facing dihedral area". The climb is identified as a long, acute, thin dihedral with a tree near the top and another just above the top. There is a semi-detached flake about twenty feet up which marks the start of the difficulties.P1 - Climb the dihedral, with a full-body 5.10 stemming down low, and another awkward crux exiting the dihedral (optional belay at the first tree, but why?)P2...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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