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Routes in Eldora Summer Slab

Caucasian Sandal T,S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Joan's Solitude T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Minerva's Way T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Salto Syllabic T,S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Elevation: 8,500 ft
GPS: 39.945, -105.542 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: scott.allen on Nov 27, 2013
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

Description

This is for Summer only (or early Autumn) as it faces North-Northwest with great Western views of the snowy Divide and Devil's Thumb. It has metamorphic rock reminiscent of Hallett Buttress.

All 3 routes share same top anchor of 2 bolts Fixe (3/8" x 3 1/2").

L->R:

A. Caucasian Sandal, 7, 1p, 90', bolts & gear.
B. Loosely Between the Bolts, 9+, 1p, 90', TR.
C or C1. Joan's Solitude, 8, 1p, 90', bolts & gear.
C2 or D. Salto Syllabic, 7, 1p, 90', bolts & gear.

Eds. The routes go into the sun ~2p as late as mid-September.
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Getting There

Drive through Nederland, take the turn to Eldora ski area, veer left up the ski road, and park immediately on the right at a dirt pullout. Walk the road to the slab.

Eds. note, this is probably ~200 yards uphill from the pullout. The short approach is quite loose as the scree is not anchored. There are retaining rock nets just west of the climbs.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Eldora Summer Slab

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Caucasian Sandal
Trad, Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Joan's Solitude
Trad, Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Caucasian Sandal 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Sport
Joan's Solitude 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport
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rien WaNderlust
Nederland
rien WaNderlust   Nederland
Albeit right off shelf road, the approach is horrendous! I advise ascending & descending the chain link rockfall fence to the right of the slab. Seriously;). Amazing view from top come leaf changing season. Worth it for that alone. Still a fun face although loose holds abound, and I found adding extra gear besides the bolts unnecessary. Sep 29, 2015
Eric Klammer
Boulder, CO
Eric Klammer   Boulder, CO
Fun little crag that is worth a visit and a great place to get away from the BoCan crowds and up towards the mountains. Be aware that the bolts are near the cruxes, but slight runouts exist on easier terrain, and some gear is required (great job FAs, much more interesting climbing than most of Boulder Canyon), probably not great routes for 5.7 leaders. Cool rock as well, very angular fractures lead to abundant jugs and incuts! Aug 15, 2014
Eldora Summer Slab is easily accessed by public transport and bike.
Take RTD to Ned High School, pedal the mile to the base. Travel lighty with rope, QDs, and a few stoppers. Lunch on top at the belay. Rap down and bike in the Town of Eldora, return via RTD from Ned High. Nov 27, 2013

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