Split Block Rock Climbing
The amazing (unclimbed?) north face.
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This is a SW-facing, small crag with a handful of moderate lines on excellent Fountain Formation sandstone. It lies just WNW of Physical Crag. Typically, it is devoid of other folks due to the relatively-lengthy approach, short lines, but it can be worth the walk. It is probably no more than 100 foot tall. The crag is W of West Ridge, Shirttail, Rincon, Cadillac, the Veil, & Physical Crag.
This crag is most easily approached from the W end of Eldorado Canyon State Park. Park near the visitor center, hike up the Eldorado Canyon Trail. Pass the cutoff for Rincon, where the trail levels out. Continue W past Cadillac, The Veil, pass a burned area, and then near Physical Crag, wander up a faint path to this small but excellent crag. Expect an hour-ish for the approach.
Weather station 0.5 miles from here
5 Total Climbing Routes
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Ohmer's Odyssey 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Colorado
: Eldorado Canyon SP
: Split Block
If this were located at the base of the Bastille, there'd be a line to get on it year-round. As it stands, it only sees a handful of ascents each year. Starting with a small roof, head up the handcrack splitting the middle of the wall. It's obvious, enjoyable, and uncrowded.If you're looking for steep thrills, adhere to the style of the first ascent and leave rope, gear, and your better judgment behind. No one will care, but no one will deny you the experience either....[more] Browse More Classics in Colorado
By M. Morley
From: Sacramento, CA
Apr 4, 2007
Worth visiting once.