Rincon - L of Center Route
Kurt on his flash of Climb of the Century.
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
29 Total Routes
['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',12],['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
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
Surf's Up 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Fraid Line 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
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Must'a Been High 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c
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This is a fairly serious headpoint route. If slash grades were provided for seriousness, I would give it an R/X. This is due to the questionable nature of the gear below the first crux and the low angle terrain in the crux's fall zone. If the protection holds, the fall will be long but most likely safe. If not, you will slam into the slabby arete below and come very close to hitting the ground. In either scenario, it's easy to imagine at least a sprained ankle but definitely no ground fall...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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