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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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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   
You're Ugly and Your Mother Dresses You Funny   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches   
Gonzo   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   
Deviant   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   
Ichiban Arete   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'   
Stargate   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Heartbreaker [aka Never Cry Wolf]   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch   
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'   
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in Cadillac Crag

Featured Route For Cadillac Crag
Rock Climbing Photo: Myke Komarnitsky, halfway up this long but interes...

V3 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : Cadillac Crag
A fun and long (~140 feet) pitch, great for a trad leader trying to get comfortable moving above gear. This climb ascends the dihedral between fin 3 and 4. Scramble up to the top of the large block, and then continue up the clean V dihedral. About halfway up a 5.9 finger crack moves left out onto the face for 20 feet before returning to the route. Also, at about the beginning of this variation lies a large loose block on this left face - be careful not to dislodge it! The route is long, so ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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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.