Avg: 1.6 from 5 votes
|Type:||Trad, 70 ft|
|FA:||J. Erickson, solo, 1980|
|Page Views:||1,253 total · 11/month|
|Shared By:||Tony B on May 31, 2011|
|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.
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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For the sake of the description, it will be described as a multi-pitch, but the line is direct enough that we ran a single 200' pitch from the base of Breezy/Wind Ridge to the walk off up top with virtually no drag.
Climb the first pitch of Wind Ridge to the ledge (optional belay). Continue a few feet up the corner above the belay before working out and right side of the corner; Breezy goes and stays left. Pick your way through delicate flakes and up to the bottom of a bulging wide crack. Place a solid #5 Camalot (new style) on the base of the crack and start working your way up past the crux bulge (fist jam, old or new #4 Camalot, knee lock, etc.) and grunt your way into the crack. Once established in it, the climbing gets much easier. Head up the crack to the arete and join the Wind Ridge (belay optional), continuing to the walk-off ledge up top.
Do be careful not to knock any loose rocks down on Breezy, below, which may be crowded.