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Black Gold S 
Brown Smoothies TR 
Ghost Upstairs, The TR 
Kindergeist T,TR 
Nuggets S 
Olas Negras S 
Poltergeist TR 
Snooze T 

El Dorado Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Kristin McNamara on Jan 13, 2004


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This outcrop is a little more difficult than Rockland, but just as slippery. Many of the harder routes can be lead.

Getting There 

Head out to Rockland from the main trail and go right. It's the nearest outcropping of rock.

Climbing Season

For the Cabrillo Peak area.

Weather station 1.9 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in El Dorado

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for El Dorado:
Black Gold   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Brown Smoothies   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     TR, 1 pitch   
Olas Negras   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: This photo shows John on the first ascent (well, m...

Kindergeist 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  California : Central Coast : ... : El Dorado
This route starts at the base of "Ghost Upstairs" and then goes up and left along a dirty-looking ramp/gully. The climbing looks vegetated and loose but is actually reasonably good. We did this climb using all clean protection. Most of the climbing is very easy, 5.3ish, except the last 15 feet over a bulge are about 5.6. There's one big rock/flake halfway up that seems unsound so beware. We topped out at the new two-bolt anchor placed Nov '04 for Poltergeist. We were careful to stay entire...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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