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3-Eldorado Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,300'
Location: 37.81397, -119.10739 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: kenr on Aug 13, 2016


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BETA PHOTO: Grimsel - Eldorado sector - Center slab H. Center ...


Overall facing NW.

Top-Roping: Shortest access is to hike/scramble West (Right) roughly horizontal to the base of the right-most route ("Right Scramble"). Then step right to the right side of the boulder to some broken rock (cairn as of 2016). Make a low class 5 move to start scrambling up diagonal Left (SE) about 100 feet, then traverse East until can scramble down to the top of your desired climbing route.

warning: The rock in this sector has not been climbed much yet, and much of the rock is still breakable and loose -- so the belayer and other people should stand far away from underneath the climber.

Just as we recognize the June Lake Loop as a little visit to Switzerland, so we see the rock of Rush as a taste of Swiss granite.
"Eldorado" is a higher altitude climbing area in the famous Grimsel valley granite region in the center of Switzerland. Known for slab routes.

Getting There 

Follow the instructions on the Grimsel area description page to reach sector 2 Gerstenegg. Turn Right and hike up SW about 25 feet.
. (17-33 minutes approach via Log bridge)
. (12-21 minutes via Wading the creek)

--> see Grimsel overview photo <--

Climbing Season

For the June Lake Area area.

Weather station 4.6 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Center Slab Middle 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  California : Sierra Eastside : ... : 3-Eldorado
Interesting moves all the way.Up the twin cracks, then up a bit more diagonal left. Next up trending right to a tooth just above a tree (passing to the left of the 2-3-feet-wide alcove). Stand on top of the tooth, then step up into left-trending crack, reach right to vertical crack, and follow that to top.Variation (harder): finish up the left-trending crack.warning: The rock on and near this route has not been climbed much yet, and much of the rock is still breakable and loose -- so the ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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