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|FA:||Joseffa Meir, Tony Bubb, 2001|
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|Shared By:||Tony B on Nov 16, 2001|
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Eldorado Canyon SP is STRONGLY DISCOURAGING CLIMBING at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Climbing is NOT ADVISED. Social distancing is challenging in Eldorado Canyon SP with climbing. The park office is closed. Warnings (& possible evictions from the SP) may be issued for violations of the social distancing requirement for a minimum of 6 feet between people not in the same household. In addition, touching surfaces contacted by others, which occurs on climbing routes and between climbing partners sharing equipment & rope(s), is a risk.
Rescues related to this sport are highly technical, require a large number of rescue personnel and equipment, and they generally result in an ambulance ride to the hospital. Please respect the statewide state-at-home order.
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At the very left hand side of the Upper Construction Zone, a large evergreen stands at the base of a rotten looking wall, just left of a rotten, shrub-choked left facing dihedral. This wall is even worse than it looks. The cracks directly behind the tree on the wall which become three parallel cracks (within reach of each other) are called "Three Lane Highway (5.8, S)". To the right, the rock is generally better. The first good rock to the right about 10', is the first nice dihedral. This starts very small, but grows larger, is the route, Bottlenecks (5.9, *). A short way further right is a second left facing dihedral, Cruising Lane (5.6). Stepping further right still, you will pass under and overhang below a massive, clean, right-facing dihedral, which is one of the gems of the group, Shoulder Work Ahead (5.10).
If you reach the hand and fist crack thought the massive overhang (P3 of Highway 61), you have gone too far, go back one dihedral to the west.
Cruising Lane is a route with little or no merit to it, and although it can be lead with a light rack, it is still somewhat loose and demands an S rating. Move up into the dihedral and saunter up. You will reach the top of the Upper Construction Zone buttress after 60 feet of easy, but grungy climbing.
To descend: From the top of the vertical rock, you scramble up and left (W/NW) to a large pine tree, at which there is a solid fixed rap station. This station is presently 2 independent tied slings around a solid tree and a single leaver biner. It needs a quick link or two added or to replace the single biner present. Rap from this to the base of the Upper Construction Zone, then walk off in reverse of the description as for approach #3.