unpopular easy routes at Eldo


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Noah Yetter · · Lakewood, CO · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 105

Anyone have recommendations of some decent Eldo routes up to 5.7 or so that won't have crowds on the weekends? Not looking for classics here just non-chosspiles...

Aleks Zebastian · · Boulder, CO · Joined Jul 2014 · Points: 175

climbing friend,

there are crowds! and drones! and babies and dogs!

John Wilder · · Las Vegas, NV · Joined Feb 2004 · Points: 1,530
Noah Yetter wrote:Anyone have recommendations of some decent Eldo routes up to 5.7 or so that won't have crowds on the weekends? Not looking for classics here just non-chosspiles...
based on my limited experience in Eldo, an uncrowded decent 5.7 is probably not a thing there on a weekend.
ROC · · Englewood, CO · Joined Feb 2003 · Points: 205

West Chimney to Icarus or Daedalus are both fun and rarely crowded. You do have the option to finish on the exciting finish of the yellow spur, but then you get crowds. Swanson Arete is also a fun outing but sees a little more traffic in my experience.

West Side aka West Chimney on the Bastille is fun but shares a start with Blind Faith. Also the first pitch might be a bit spicey if 5.7 is close to your limit.

West overhang on the Wind Tower is great and doesn't seem to get as much traffic as it's neighbors.

The secret to Eldo on the weekend is an alpine start. You'll have the place to yourself.

Patrick Vernon · · Estes Park, CO · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 935

Pseudo Sidetrack doesnt seem to get done that much.

fossana · · leeds, ut · Joined Apr 2006 · Points: 12,951
Dave Holliday · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2003 · Points: 1,331

Pseudo Sidetrack. I think it's an excellent route for the grade; doesn't seem to be heavily traveled.

Charles Vernon · · Tucson, AZ · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 2,584
Ytrid Deed

Fun. Shares a starting pitch with other routes, but once up on the Red Ledge it never seemed to get much traffic...although I'm basing that on 10+ years ago....
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