Avg: 1.3 from 4 votes
|Type:||Trad, 80 ft|
|FA:||M. Brooks, J Stuberg, C Coy, 1981|
|Page Views:||1,204 total · 6/month|
|Shared By:||Tony B on Apr 26, 2003|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
The closure includes the following climbing routes: The Naked Edge (last 3 pitches only), The Diving Board, Centaur, Redguard (last 3 pitches only), Red Ant, Semi-Wild, Anthill Direct (last 3 pitches only), and The Sidetrack.
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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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Approach via the Redgarden Wall trail going all of the way to the top at the LAST clear switchback. This is where the uppermost branch of the walkoff trail hits the ground. There is a small crag just NW of this point, with a few left leaning crack systems running up from its right hand side to the summit. At the lowest right hand edge of this crag is a ~4" diameter Juniper tree, and 8' left of that is a ~10" short-needled pine. A thin crack rises from the ground ~3' left of the tree, in spots this opens to 2" and in spots is is barely a seam.
Climb up the leaning crack towards the top- the crux is after perhaps 20' and over a decent #1 Camalot. Footwork on small holds and finger strength for key sidepulls and pinches are the keys to making this route go. As you go upward beyond 30 feet, the route gets easier. Perhaps 5 feet from the top the crack gets nasty- step left 5' to the next line and ride it for an additional 15 feet to the top of the crag. Walk back a ways from the edge and set an anchor and place your rope so as not to knock off anything loose (this was done on a #3 Camalot and a huge stopper on the FA).
To descend, walk up and to the climber's left past some death blocks and under the low branches of a few trees to reach the Redgarden walk-off trail again. (3 min)
I'll place some pictures up when I get my slides developed and scanned in.