Sobo Rock Climbing
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The old Rossiter guide listed only 3 routes at Sobo, but there are now at least 10. Five of these are very good single-pitch cracks, and would have climbers cued up like Calypso if they were close to the road. These alone are are worthy of a hike in for a day of climbing.
There is potential for a few more lines if someone wants to do a few hair-raisers.
Top-roping at Sobo would be difficult though, due to a lack of good summit access trails. Much like the other crags in this summit chain.
From the Eldorado Trail, Sobo looks like a large Triangle, just West Diamond Head, and East of the summit cliff-band of South Boulder Peak. Sobo faces predominantly South, and gathers light all day. The climbs are mostly pure crack, such as Good Cleavage, Cruising For Bulgar, Dreams Of Light, and the wider Dreams of Darkness. The two moderate routes, Marsupial and Sugar Glider, involve some runout face climbing. Most of the known routes on this rock would be or are starred routes in the local guidebooks, but none see much traffic.
Descent: To descend after climbing, scramble and walk left off of the top around a corner to the northwest, and then down to a tree with a red sling. Rap 50' from the sling to the ground and then walk back among the corner to your packs. This is an easy descent and should take about 5 minutes. Some down-climbing could be eliminated with another sling around the uppermost tree.
Per Tony Bubb: Sobo is not within the Eldorado Canyon SP. Thus, it is not under the state park jurisdiction.
Classic Climbing Routes at Sobo
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