Avg: 1 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, 120 ft (36 m)|
|FA:||Tony Bubb, Chris Parks, 2/3/01|
|Page Views:||436 total · 2/month|
|Shared By:||Tony B on Feb 2, 2001|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
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.
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To climb this route, start up under the alcove of Something Blue, Blues Power, etc., considerably right of Allosaur. Climb a ramp of mostly poor rock, placing gear overhead where available, between the main wall and the 'roof' formed overhead by the alcove. I believe this to be the beginning of Blind Mouse. Continue on this line until the roof ends, whereupon Blind Mouse escapes to the right on a slab/corner. From there, continue up left past this point to some shallow, left-facing crack and corner systems. Climb up the first of these into a hand and then fist-crack (4" protection optional), step left to the second of the two cracks and then up to the top of that. Continue up to a diagonal band, which is followed up and left over the roof making the "hand" over Allosaur, continuing until the feet would otherwise drop off under the roof above the "finger" over Allosaur, then go up and left, directly across the face to hit the summit ridge. Improvise a directional and then go out to a belay where possible. I retreated back some distance and belayed as for Allosaur.
Addendum: the top 1/2 of this line appears to have been followed by the line "Pork Chop" although that climb was approached via a different system than the corner for the first 30-40'. The best climbing on either route is quite precisely the same.