Rincon - L of Center Route Rock Climbing
Kurt on his flash of Climb of the Century.
Rincon is a small but amazing crag with probably the highest density of quality routes in all of Eldorado Canyon State Park. Classic and awesome traditional climbs abound here and should not be missed. While nearly all the climbs here are in the moderate range, certainly the 5.10s-5.11s are better represented. There is little for the low or high end climber here, but there is much to feed the soul of a large percentage of climbers. The views are soothing and extend to the continental divide. It's worth the walk.
Although there are a few bolted lines, you will likely need your rack and protection skills to succeed here.
Often on a nice weekend, for good reason, this wall along with the West Ridge can be very popular with climbers. Its southern exposure makes it particularly pleasant during cooler months although early days in summer months can be delightful as well.
There are so many fine routes here! Some of the best include: Over and Out
, 5.8; Emerald City
, 5.9; Over the Hill
, 5.10b; Aerial Book
, 5.11a; Aerospace
, 5.11b s; Climb of the Century
, 5.11c s; Wendego
, 5.12a/b s; 5.12c; & Evictor
, 5.12c/d s.
Descents include some rappels or downclimbing gullies both L or R of the crag. Note, if anyone has particularly good base digital photos for rendering a topo for this page, please let me know
W end of Eldorado Canyon State Park, Rincon Trail, boulder hop the talus, to be filled in
Weather station 0.4 miles from here
31 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',10],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Rincon - L of Center Route
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Rincon - L of Center Route:
Aerohead 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Aerial Book 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
PG13 Trad, TR, 2 pitches
Windy 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
R Trad, 3 pitches
Aeronaut 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Aerospace 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Sport, 2 pitches
Wendego 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
R Trad, 1 pitch
Surf's Up 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Fraid Line 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Featured Route For Rincon - L of Center Route
Aerospace 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Colorado
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Rossiter gives this route an S rating and I disagree. The bolts are far by Sport Park standards, but the climbing isn't dangerous. Rossiter grades the route as 11b, but this pitch is considerably harder than either Aerohead or Aeronaut which are both graded 11b as well.Start in the dihedral just to the right of Over the Hill.P1. Climb up the corner about 20' and move right below a flake. Make a tricky move around the corner and clip the first bolt. Continue...[more] Browse More Classics in Colorado
Unknown climber on pitch two of 'Over the Hill' Oc...
BETA PHOTO: The 3 main corners are (LtoR) Over and Out, Over T...
Bijan T. on P2 of Over the Hill
BETA PHOTO: West face of Rincon.