Millennium Crag Rock Climbing
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|Shared By:||Tony B on Jun 30, 2003|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
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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The rock on Millennium Crag is most like the rock on Lower Peanuts wall, it is good sandstone in most places, and is given to exfoliating in large, thin sheets in places, so keep your eyes open for signs of this. Like most less-traveled Eldo stone, some cleaning was done, and some remains to be done. The rock is chewing-gum sticky, but still licheny in most areas, so again, some brushing would benefit this crag. When it came to lichen, only minor cleaning was done, as it did not seem worthwhile or necessary to clean the routes for a single passage of them. We doubted that this crag will see frequent traffic in the future. Millennium Crag faces NW, but is slightly low angle, so it gets sun in the summer just after noon, although probably MUCH later in the winter, if at all on the shortest of days.
There are presently 6 [submitted] routes on the crag, [all these] thought to be FA'd by Bubb/Spindloe with reasonable evidence and certainty. All [six] of these are somewhat moderate in grade and at least moderately runout, a few severely so. None are "must do" routes at all, let alone classics. The real reason to seek this crag would be for the adventure and for some new route work, or to simply be alone.
To descend from any route, walk SE down from the top to the lower end of the crag to the base (does not look the best) or up to the NE toward the top of the crag to a reasonable scramble down (3rd class) and then walk back to the base of any climb. Two rap anchors, (black 9/16" super tape sling on a solid, large tree) were on put and left on the cliff as well, from which a 60M rope will easily touch down. These are as follows: down and left below the top of "Throwing the Baby" (scramble down to it) and one at the shared belay above "Carpet Bombing" and "B-52." These should probably be re-enforced with a second sling and quality Rapid-link.
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