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Routes in 3-Eldorado

Center Slab Left TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Center Slab Mid-Right TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Center Slab Middle TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Center Slab Right TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Right Scramble TR 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Right Slab Center TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Snake TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Description

Overall facing NW.

Top-Roping: Shortest access is to hike/scramble West (Right) roughly horizontal to the base of the right-most route ("Right Scramble"). Then step right to the right side of the boulder to some broken rock (cairn as of 2016). Make a low class 5 move to start scrambling up diagonal Left (SE) about 100 feet, then traverse East until can scramble down to the top of your desired climbing route.

warning: The rock in this sector has not been climbed much yet, and much of the rock is still breakable and loose -- so the belayer and other people should stand far away from underneath the climber.

Just as we recognize the June Lake Loop as a little visit to Switzerland, so we see the rock of Rush as a taste of Swiss granite.
"Eldorado" is a higher altitude climbing area in the famous Grimsel valley granite region in the center of Switzerland. Known for slab routes.

Getting There

Follow the instructions on the Grimsel area description page to reach sector 2 Gerstenegg. Turn Right and hike up SW about 25 feet.
. (17-33 minutes approach via Log bridge)
. (12-21 minutes via Wading the creek)

--> see Grimsel overview photo <--

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