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El Dorado

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L to R R to L Alpha
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

64° | 56°

64° | 56°

64° | 56°

64° | 56°

64° | 55°

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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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Featured Route For El Dorado
Rock Climbing Photo: Poltergeist

Poltergeist 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  California : Central Coast : ... : El Dorado
Poltergeist is located at Cerro Cabrillo between El Dorado and Rockland. It's approximately 20' to 30' left of top rope route, Ghost Upstairs (5.5) (Slater guidebook, pg 48). El Dorado is approximately 75' to the right (east) and Rockland is approximately 75' behind you (west).The height of the route is about 40 feet making it one of the longer routes in the immediate vicinity. Route grade estimated to be 5.6 or possibly 5.7. It has been possible, though not easy, to top-rope this climb in the...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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