North Rock Rock Climbing
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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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North Rock is worth a visit for a few easy-to-moderate lines if you are already at the top of the Hawk Eagle Ridge and want to escape the sun. As implied by the name of the formation, it faces north. Almost due north. Even at mid-day in July, this crag gets NO sun. Of course, that and the trees hugging the 40-80' face make for primo moss and lichen growth. The wall dries slowly, and was damp/slick a full 24 hours after a good rain.
The routes here are mostly indistinct with a few exceptions, but the best of those seem to be only 1 star. Again, the novelty of this wall is simply shade, and really nothing more.
Once up top, scramble down and around or up and around from the back side (3rd and in spots a few easy 4th class moves) and around back to the base, a 4 minute adventure at most. Some trees do populate the top for TR'ing, so if that is what you have in mind, take some long webbing- and maybe a big stiff brush.
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