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East Draw Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 5,935'
Location: 39.9472, -105.2687 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: mlloyd on Nov 10, 2012  with updates from Jay Samuelson


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  • Description 

    The East Draw is located just before Eldorado State Park on a hogback that sits on the north/east side of the town of Eldorado Springs. This cliff band has some choss, some ultra classics, and lots of sun, making it a winter spot.

    Getting There 

    Getting to the cliff band requires a bit of finesse, you need to park by the pool (parking in the neighborhoods is unacceptable). Walk northwest around the pool, and go left up the road where it splits. Take a left at the second driveway, and go straight up until you see the start of the trail on your right, just before you walk into the last house at the top of the hill. Follow the trail 50 yards up to where it splits at a large tree and go right. Go another 20 yards under another large tree, and you will be at the base of the hill. There is a trail that leads switchbacks up the saddle, if you follow it all the way to the cliff band, you will be at the Center Ring Wall. To locate the Warm-up Blocks and the Low Traverse Wall, there is a trail halfway up the saddle trail that splits right.

    Be courteous of the residents of Eldo, and think before you park or hike on someone else's property.

    Below is a map to the best access point.

    Climbing Season

    For the Eldorado Canyon Bouldering area.

    Weather station 1.2 miles from here

    18 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

    Classic Climbing Routes in East Draw

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for East Draw:
    Crack   V2 5+     Boulder   Low Traverse Boulder
    V2   V2 5+     Boulder   The Warm-up Blocks : Block 1
    Pig Nose   V3 6A     Boulder   Center Ring Wall
    Pig Ears   V3-4 6A+     Boulder   Center Ring Wall
    Crimpy Face   V4-5 6B+     Boulder   The Warm-up Blocks : Block 1
    Face   V5 6C     Boulder   Low Traverse Boulder
    Pig Dog   V6 7A     Boulder   Center Ring Wall
    Traverse   V6 7A     Boulder   Low Traverse Boulder
    The Infinite    V9 7C     Boulder   Center Ring Wall
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    Featured Route For East Draw
    Rock Climbing Photo: Low on Pig Dog.

    Pig Dog V6 7A  Colorado : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Center Ring Wall
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    Rock Climbing Photo: An overview of the East Draw.
    An overview of the East Draw.
    Rock Climbing Photo: A parking and trailhead map.
    BETA PHOTO: A parking and trailhead map.

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    By mlloyd
    From: denver
    Nov 10, 2012
    A work in progress. Please contribute if you know more of the problems.
    By bhoran
    From: Boulder, CO
    Jan 13, 2014
    Folks have obviously not seen the detailed drawings of the East Draw, from the Colorado Front Range Bouldering, Volume 2: Boulder Area, published by Chockstone Press in 1995. In this volume, I name and detail the problems we established on the East Draw. A few of us have been bouldering there since the early 1980s. Great winter area! Awesome natural apparatus.

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