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Supremacy Rock

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Cold War S 
Northeast Arete T 
Northwest Arete T,TR 
Overhanging Arete T,TR 
Play Time TR 
Quartzite Ridge T 
Right Wall T 
Route 0 TR 
Simple Simon Slab TR 
Slabbery T 
Supremacy Crack T 
Supremacy Girdle T 
Supremacy Slab T,TR 
Time Out TR 
Web, The S 
West Face [Supremacy Rock] T,TR 
Zig-zagging Jews T,TR 
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Supremacy Rock Rock Climbing 

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Location: 39.9306, -105.29107 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Tony B on Mar 12, 2002
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  • Description 

    Details: Supremacy Rock is unique in Eldorado Canyon due to its composition. While some Die-hard Eldo climbers might find the smooth quartzite enervating, some will love the change of pace. The rock is solid, but the little fissures on the North side are flaring and discontinuous. Th smooth North Face of the Rock has a few slabby routes that are like polished glass in sections. The rock is solid, but the little fissures on that side are flaring and discontinuous. The aretes on any given corner are also unique in character, graded from 5.6 to 5.10. On the South Side, the rock leans back dramatically and has yielded the fabulous Supremacy Crack. This climb is one of the shortest "classics" in the country and was a visionary route at the time of the First Free ascent. Since that time, a few 5.12 to 5.13 sport routes have been added on the nearby overhanging face. This rock is close to the road and is frequently visited by troops of campers and scouts lined up for the easy "Simp! le Simon Slab", but almost any other route is generally available. The approach is 50-200 feet from the parking lot.

    Getting There 

    Coming into Eldo, drive back toward the ranger station Just before crossing a bridge, there is a sharp left turn to a low parking lot. Supremacy rock is the feature noted just to the left while turning into the lot.

    Climbing Season

    Weather station 0.5 miles from here

    17 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]

    Classic Climbing Routes in Supremacy Rock

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Supremacy Rock:
    Quartzite Ridge   Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c     Trad, 1000'   
    Play Time   Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c     TR, 1 pitch, 35'   
    Supremacy Slab   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
    Supremacy Crack   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
    The Web   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 25'   
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    Featured Route For Supremacy Rock
    Rock Climbing Photo: Can't tell, but leading the climb, crux was not ha...

    Supremacy Crack 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c  Colorado : Eldorado Canyon SP : Supremacy Rock
    This route starts as an obvious thin-hands crack on the south-west overhang of Supremacy Rock. The crack leans right and overhangs significantly. The key to this climb is footwork, unless you have small hands (I do) which make the climb easier. On my first attempt I sliced the back of one hand open, however, and only completed the route after coming down and taping up. I recommend taping up for your first go at it. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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    Wyatt Payne on Supremacy Crack.
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