The Veil Rock Climbing
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Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
History (Admin Only): Leo Paik edited "Getting There" May 26, 2020
Eldorado Canyon SP is STRONGLY DISCOURAGING CLIMBING at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Climbing is NOT ADVISED. Social distancing is challenging in Eldorado Canyon SP with climbing. The park office is closed. Warnings (& possible evictions from the SP) may be issued for violations of the social distancing requirement for a minimum of 6 feet between people not in the same household. In addition, touching surfaces contacted by others, which occurs on climbing routes and between climbing partners sharing equipment & rope(s), is a risk.
Rescues related to this sport are highly technical, require a large number of rescue personnel and equipment, and they generally result in an ambulance ride to the hospital. Please respect the statewide state-at-home order.
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From a distance, at almost any angle, the Veil looks like a massive castle, with a flat wall in the center and two huge turret-like towers, one on either side. The Veil faces Southwest, and gathers light later in the day. The climbs mostly involve either moderate and runout face climbing, such as Silver Threads, (a 5.8 S) or hard and runout face climbing, such as Forever, (a 10c VS). There is one token crack and corner climb, Wanderlust, a well protected and enjoyable 5.6. All 8 of the known routes on this rock are starred routes in the local guidebooks, but none see much traffic.
Descent: To descend after climbing, walk left off of the top to the north, and then back down to your packs. This is an easy walk-off and should take about 5 minutes.
Per Tony Bubb: The Veil is not in Eldorado Canyon SP and is not under their jurisdiction.
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