Elevation: 6,990 ft
GPS: 39.934, -105.29 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Leo Paik on Mar 20, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: COVID-19 Notice & Seasonal Closures Details

Description

Rincon is a small but amazing crag with probably the highest density of quality routes in all of Eldorado Canyon State Park. Classic and awesome traditional climbs abound here and should not be missed. While nearly all the climbs here are in the moderate range, certainly the 5.10s-5.11s are better represented. There is little for the low or high end climber here, but there is much to feed the soul of a large percentage of climbers. The views are soothing and extend to the continental divide. It's worth the walk.

Although there are a few bolted lines, you will likely need your rack and protection skills to succeed here.

Often on a nice weekend, for good reason, this wall along with the West Ridge can be very popular with climbers. Its southern exposure makes it particularly pleasant during cooler months although early days in summer months can be delightful as well.

There are so many fine routes here! Some of the best include: Over and Out, 5.8; Emerald City, 5.9; Over the Hill, 5.10b; Aerial Book, 5.11a; Aerospace, 5.11b s; Climb of the Century, 5.11c s; Wendego, 5.12a/b s; 5.12c; & Evictor, 5.12c/d s.

Descents include some rappels or downclimbing gullies both L or R of the crag.

Note, if anyone has particularly good base digital photos for rendering a topo for this page, please let me know.

Getting There

W end of Eldorado Canyon State Park, Rincon Trail, boulder hop the talus, to be filled in

32 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Rincon - L of Center Route

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 279
Over and Out
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 221
Emerald City
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 53
Faulty Logic
Trad, Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 417
Over the Hill
Trad 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 25
Bat's Ass Dihedral
Trad, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
 97
Aerial Book
Trad, TR 2 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 16
Aeronaut
Trad, Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 123
Climb Of The Century
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 55
Aerospace
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a R
 4
Aero-Book
Trad
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R
 21
Wendego
Trad
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b PG13
 68
The Evictor
Trad
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c PG13
 23
Fraid Line
Trad
5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
 12
The Final Eviction (aka Freeline)
Trad
5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c R
 5
Must'a Been High
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Over and Out
 279
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Emerald City
 221
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Faulty Logic
 53
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport
Over the Hill
 417
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Bat's Ass Dihedral
 25
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, TR
Aerial Book
 97
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13 Trad, TR 2 pitches
Aeronaut
 16
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport
Climb Of The Century
 123
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Aerospace
 55
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Aero-Book
 4
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a R Trad
Wendego
 21
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R Trad
The Evictor
 68
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b PG13 Trad
Fraid Line
 23
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c PG13 Trad
The Final Eviction (aka Fre…
 12
5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Trad
Must'a Been High
 5
5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c R Trad
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