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Cadillac Crag

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Auburn Court T 
Auburn Lane T 
Black Face S 
Brand New Cadillac S 
Bro'd Less Traveled, The T 
Deviant T 
Easy Street T 
Emission Control T 
Escalade T 
Evening Stroll T 
Flash Cadillac TR 
Ghetto Cruiser T 
Gonzo T 
Heartbreaker [aka Never Cry Wolf] T,S 
Highway of Diamonds T 
Highway Of Ra T 
Ichiban Arete T 
Land of Ra T,S 
Let it Vee T 
Midnight Trundler T,TR 
Moonlight Drive T 
Shallow Dihedral T,TR 
Stargate T 
Trail of Tears S 
Twistoflex T 
Untitled, The S 
V3 T 
You're Ugly and Your Mother Dresses You Funny T 

Cadillac Crag Rock Climbing 


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Location: 39.93471, -105.29009 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Ben Mottinger on Jan 1, 2001
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  • Description 

    Four distinct fins NW of Rincon create some good arete and dihedral climbing. Many varied routes exist here--face climbs, bolted routes, hand and finger cracks--all of great quality. A little longer hike than most Eldo crags, but it's a great path and spectacular view.

    Getting There 

    Park at the end of the canyon in the little lot on the right. Walk on the road for 0.1mi to the Eldo Trail. Take this to the Rincon Cutoff Trail, then when the Rincon trail heads across the talus, keep heading up the ridge towards the fins. Now scramble up some talus to the base.

    Climbing Season



    Weather station 0.4 miles from here

    28 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',14],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
    ['<=5.6',1],['5.7',2],['5.8',4],['5.9',2],['5.10',9],['5.11',6],['5.12',4],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

    Classic Climbing Routes in Cadillac Crag

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cadillac Crag:
    Ghetto Cruiser   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch   
    V3   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch   
    Gonzo   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches   
    You're Ugly and Your Mother Dresses You Funny   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches   
    Highway of Diamonds   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches   
    Ichiban Arete   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   
    Deviant   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   
    Auburn Lane   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches   
    Moonlight Drive   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Trad, 2 pitches   
    Auburn Court   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 180'   
    Escalade   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 135'   
    Emission Control   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b X     Trad, 1 pitch   
    Land of Ra   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 180'   
    Heartbreaker [aka Never Cry Wolf]   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch   
    Stargate   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
    Brand New Cadillac   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a R     Sport   
    Flash Cadillac   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13     TR, 1 pitch, 95'   
    The Untitled   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
    Black Face   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport   
    Trail of Tears   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 160'   
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    Featured Route For Cadillac Crag
    Rock Climbing Photo: Ben F on Deviant.  Photo by Andrew Gram.

    Deviant 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Colorado : Eldorado Canyon SP : Cadillac Crag
    This route is to the left of the crack on P2 of Gonzo. There are 2 ways to do this route. One way is to start the 2nd pitch of Gonzo and move left where this crack starts. Otherwise, walk left around the corner and uphill from Gonzo and begin on a crack that is just to the left of a wider crack/slot, leading to a tree. Move right before reaching the tree and access the crack via the obvious traverse.I usually don't get this pumped on a 9, and I suppose that's where it gets the "+". Once yo...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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    By Umph!
    Sep 30, 2005
    Cadillac is not all "great quality" rock. There are some exfoliating/rotten areas that need to be climbed delicately with concern for the belayer below. Also, be warned of the great quantities of loose rock/[rubble] on the walk-offs. . . . That said, this crag has some mighty fine routes.
    By tooTALLtim
    From: Boulder, CO
    Mar 16, 2011
    In other words, welcome to Eldo :p
    By Ben Cassedy
    From: Denver, CO
    Aug 6, 2011
    The left side of this crag got tremendous amounts of shade today; it stayed shady until around 1.30 or 2pm. Incredible views. The rock wasn't any worse than anywhere else in Eldo. Actually really good rock on the pitches themselves.

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