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Routes in Rincon - Center Route & R

Another Pipeline Bonecrusher T,S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Camouflage S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Center Route T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Concentric T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Counterstroke T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R
Five-Eight Crack T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Five-Ten Crack T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Front Side Lip Smack T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Green Room, The T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Killing Fields, The T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Mind Over Matter T,TR 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Neato T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
On the Crest T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Outer Limbits T,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
Point Break T,S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Raccoon Soup aka Thunderbolts T,TR 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Reveley-Hunter T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Rincon T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Rincon Dink T 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b X
Rincon Light T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Rinodina T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
Spicoli S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Toprope Left of Spicoli TR 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Warp Riders T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
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Type: Sport Fixed Hardware (8)
FA: Michaels, Meyers, Piana
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Shared By: slevin on Oct 23, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Camouflage is a challenging crimp-fest between the Center Route and Rincon, well-bolted (although unfortunately with ring bolts that are hard to clip), continuous, and quite thin. Prepare thy tips for battle.

Start either on Rincon and move left to the first bolt, or you can stick clip the first bolt (or clip from Rincon and downclimb) and attack the little boulder problem leading directly to the first bolt. Now proceed to edge and crimp your way up the clean wall, past a definite crux at the bolt below the roof. At the roof move a bit right, into the corner. Above this you have to reach out left blindly to clip the bolts, and then do a couple of tenuous and difficult moves to big holds and a 2-bolt anchor up and right.

Crisp temperatures, good edging shoes, and fresh tips all help significantly, as does having the holds chalked up- they can be difficult to locate if not. This is a really exquisite bit of technical face climbing.




Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
The crimps on this route are small, and hard to find (thus the namesake), but didn't tear my fingers up like some sharper routes have. I still had fun on this. Going to the first bolt on lead is difficult but it did not seem unreasonably hard to get to. After the initial roof is beat you are high up there, but not at a crux. The route also moves hard right and then back, between the second and third bolts. I had not looked at the topo and tried to stay the direct line. This proved to be extremely difficult, (impossible for me) and even when resorting to aiding though and attempting to TR it, I still failed to get it direct.

I never did manage to redpoint the route, but it was a good time anyway. I don't care too much for sport-climbing in general, but this route offers a fairly fun and unique opportunity to do something a little different, and do it safely. Feb 1, 2002
reboot   .
Sport climbing in Eldo... Wow. Dogged/"aided" this route on a hot day in July. A cooler day (or earlier in the morning before the sun hits) would probably make it a bit easier. We ended up clipping the first bolt while rapping from Center Route, but the moves going from the right is not difficult (if a bit dicey). My fingers took most of damage between bolt 2 & 3 while trying to figure out the moves. Otherwise, the crimps are not too unfriendly.

I'll definitely have to come back for the redpoint (and free the crux move below the roof) someday. Sep 26, 2006
Adam Brink
on the road
Adam Brink   on the road
The route description says to go right into the corner after the slab. Does anyone know how hard it is to climb the arete (which looks way better!) that is above the slab instead of the corner?

Thanks! Dec 13, 2007
reboot   .
Saw a strong climber going directly onto the arete and got it clean last weekend. He said it was a lot harder than going to the right but didn't elaborate on the grade. Jan 16, 2008
Adam Brink
on the road
Adam Brink   on the road
Is this the hardest slab route around Boulder? It sure feels super stout and sustained for the grade. Any of you slabmasters out there have a recommendation for other hard slab routes? Thanks! Dec 16, 2008
Try the Black Face at Cadillac Crag. Really fun! I think it is supposed to be middle 12, but it seemed harder than that.

Also, down in Clear Creek there is a thing called Black and Tan (?) on Wall of the Nineties that is pretty insane.... I couldn't figure it out. Dec 17, 2008
the wasatch
bwillem   the wasatch
There's a hard slab at Button Rock Reservoir...down off the creek. Can't remember the name. Jan 21, 2009
Fort Collins
Dusty   Fort Collins
This climb seemed to get better each time I worked it. The climbing is cryptic and the cruxes seem fairly beta intensive. The rock is bullet, one of the best slab routes I've been on. Sure felt like a sandbag at .12b...but I'm a softy. Dec 15, 2009
Ol Toby
Ol Toby   CA
Great vision by the FA party to see and equip this line. Superbly thin and technical movement. Definitely easier when conditions are crisp. Nov 20, 2014