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Supremacy Rock

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Cold War S 
Northeast Arete T 
Northwest Arete T,TR 
Overhanging Arete T,TR 
Play Time TR 
Quartzite Ridge T 
Right Wall T 
Route 0 TR 
Simple Simon Slab TR 
Slabbery T 
Supremacy Crack T 
Supremacy Girdle T 
Supremacy Slab T,TR 
Time Out TR 
Web, The S 
West Face [Supremacy Rock] T,TR 
Zig-zagging Jews T,TR 
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Supremacy Rock Rock Climbing 

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Location: 39.9306, -105.29107 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Tony B on Mar 12, 2002


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Details: Supremacy Rock is unique in Eldorado Canyon due to its composition. While some Die-hard Eldo climbers might find the smooth quartzite enervating, some will love the change of pace. The rock is solid, but the little fissures on the North side are flaring and discontinuous. Th smooth North Face of the Rock has a few slabby routes that are like polished glass in sections. The rock is solid, but the little fissures on that side are flaring and discontinuous. The aretes on any given corner are also unique in character, graded from 5.6 to 5.10. On the South Side, the rock leans back dramatically and has yielded the fabulous Supremacy Crack. This climb is one of the shortest "classics" in the country and was a visionary route at the time of the First Free ascent. Since that time, a few 5.12 to 5.13 sport routes have been added on the nearby overhanging face. This rock is close to the road and is frequently visited by troops of campers and scouts lined up for the easy "Simp! le Simon Slab", but almost any other route is generally available. The approach is 50-200 feet from the parking lot.

Getting There 

Coming into Eldo, drive back toward the ranger station Just before crossing a bridge, there is a sharp left turn to a low parking lot. Supremacy rock is the feature noted just to the left while turning into the lot.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.5 miles from here

17 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Supremacy Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Supremacy Rock:
Play Time   Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c     TR, 1 pitch, 35'   
Quartzite Ridge   Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c     Trad, 1000'   
Supremacy Slab   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
Supremacy Crack   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
The Web   5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 25'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: The Web.

The Web 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c  CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : Supremacy Rock
(Attention: Satire Ahead! Not a Useful Description! Use at Your Own Risk!)There was a time when you couldn't open a climbing magazine without seeing ads featuring some wannabe hardperson clinging to the sheer overhanging rock face that is the Web. Sure it's about 25 feet long and 100 yards from the parking lot and picnic tables, but something drew the early '90s sport climber crowd to this route like long-lost relatives to lottery winners. Now, the glory is gone, but the greasy slopers and crimp...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Mike McHugh
May 20, 2014
Supremacy and environs will be closed from May 27th until June 17th, 2014. Heavy construction will be taking place on the road immediately adjacent to the "Pyramid".

If construction proceeds more rapidly than expected, we'll re-open the area ASAP.

There may be further periodic closures during the summer as needed for picnic area reconstruction.

Some climbs on the North-facing slabs - in particular Quartzite Ridge through Right Wall, may be accessible during construction.

Contact the park (303 494 3943) or PM me for status and specifics.

Thanks for your patience.

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