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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 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 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 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b X
Rincon Light T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 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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FA: Steve Dieckhoff (os) & Emma Williams
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Shared By: steve dieckhoff on Nov 8, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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p182 new Rossiter Eldo guide

Upper Rincon, just to the left of P3 of POINT BREAK.

Barrel roll over the initial bulge and gyrate up into a shallow corner. It's possible to fiddle in a tiny RP here, and even if it only holds body weight, I'd recommend it. Head up and left over the bulge (5.7 & very serious if the moves were harder) to find good protection then weave up and left across the face. Good protection is found frequently. Stay below the froth above and above THE REEF below and continue left until you reach a clean thin crack. Follow this (crux) up and then left to another crack which leads to the belay in the recess shared with FrontSide LipSmack. Follow P2 of that route to the top.

Both this route and FrontSide LipSmack to it's left are seen clearly from the Eldorado Canyon Trail. Once past THE REEF each route is swell.


Many thin & medium pieces for P1 and add a big cam or two for P2.


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steve dieckhoff
steve dieckhoff  
The reference to p182 of Rossiter's guide is to where it would probably had we done this route in time...

I've found out that there is a Green Room in the Flatirons so now it's a little confusing-rather like having a SONIC YOUTH at every crag. This reference was to surfing and being in the 'tube'. Nov 9, 2001
I found the moves over the initial bulge and up to the good protection to be about 5.8+ vs.-- as in insecure high stepping on licheny holds with a 30 ft. ledge fall. (Sounds like "vs" to me!)

So I, as the Brit's like to say, "wobbled." I traversed up and right to the second bolt on Pt. Break and clipped it with a double-length runner and this gave me no rope drag problems with the rest of the route. Even with this bolt clipped 20 ft. to my right, running out the 8+ was still "s," but made me happy about not having to deal with getting absolutely wrecked if I fell.

From the good pro, follow the path of least resistance leftward below a roof system and around the corner to good footholds at the lip of the reef and the crux. Stepping around the corner and bridging up the well-protected crux provides for some of the best moves in Eldo in a very wild position. I will do this route again!

It might be a good idea to swing by Neptune's and take a look at the topo before setting out on this thing.

Nov 18, 2002
Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
Can the topo be scanned and posted? Mar 12, 2007

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