Eldorado Canyon Climber's Log
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|alpine345||multiple routes |
Date Climbed: May 15, 1993
|Bastille, wind tower, Calypso, etc with lots of different people...|
|Posted Oct 19, 2012 10:41 pm|
|DrGranola||I want to go back!|
|I had a chance to climb in Eldorado Canyon a few years ago while on a trip to see an old friend. I would love to go back to Colorado and get a chance to not only climb here again, but seek out some 14'ers and other rock climbs as well.|
|Posted Nov 21, 2011 5:39 pm|
|Brian C||First Eldo Climb |
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2011
|Finally pulled myself from the Flatirons to visit Eldo. Climbed Rewritten with Glen. A classic moderate for sure and has me wanting to come back for more already!|
|Posted Jul 28, 2011 7:33 pm|
|noahs213||Banging Out All the Classics|
|So far this year:|
The Naked Edge (5.11b R) One of the most classic and sought after climbs in the country. W/ Danny. Blew the onsight on lead of P1 5.11a fingercrack. Lead and onsighted crux "runout" pitch. Honest 11b! Hard! One of the best climbs in CO for SURE. Will be on it again soon.
Vertigo (5.11b) The climb that started alot of the free climbing motion around. Mega classic. EXPOSED. Linked P1&2 together at 5.10a. Andre lead the technical crux dihedral at 5.11b. I then lead the mental crux. A big roof over a few hundred feat of air. At 5.11a, I was terrified from the exposure.
Outer Space (5.10c R) Lead and onsighted all pitches. Dihedral P1 of OS freaked me out with a blind TCU placement and ledge fall potential if it blew. 5.10a moves in Eldo are not fun to run out dangerously. The crux pitch was well protected, pumpy, airy, and sustained! Onsight
Bastille Crack (5.7+) I onsight free soloed the whole route in under 10 minutes.
Yellow Spur (5.10b) Lead most of the pitches. Crux was airy and awesome. REALLY protected. Took the 10b variation. Onsight.
Green Spur (5.9) W/ Patrick. Not a favorite
Rewritten (5.7) W/ John. Moderate.
I think I got most of the climbs so far this year. Awesome training place for bigger stuff.
|Posted Jul 6, 2011 7:29 pm|
|SKI||Sweet place! |
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2010
|Went on Bastille and Wind Tower|
Found the grades pretty stiff!
Excellent climbing. Will be back soon.
|Posted Sep 1, 2010 8:49 am|
|noahs213||Climbed here many, many times.|
|Have climbed so many routes here especially on The Wind Tower. The Wind Tower has great routes for beginners wanting to lead there first climb. I lead my first multi-pitch trad routes here on Breezy (5.5), Recon (5.6), and The Boulder Direct (5.5). Though I would recomend a lot of higher climbing experience on sport routes before that. Such an amazing place though. And so close!|
|Posted Nov 29, 2009 2:12 pm|
|Diggler||Bastille Crack |
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2009
|With Faith. Great climb! Crux stout for a 5.7 if you ask me. We condensed the route into 4 pitches. Good pro', excellent climbing, highly enjoyable. Being somewhat skeptical of the rock (the first time I'd climbed in Eldo), I sewed that crux up! By the end of the climb, though, I'd pretty much determined that the rock is bomber overall. I look forward to climbing more routes here! What a blessing for Boulder climbers...|
|Posted Sep 2, 2009 7:41 pm|
|Ted Eliason||Mecca |
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2009
|The best thing I ever did was buy a pass to Eldo. Visited 10 times this season and counting|
|Posted Jun 15, 2009 11:29 am|
Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2008
|led part of pastille crack with a buddy of mine who lives in Boulder. Fun area|
|Posted Feb 4, 2009 9:28 pm|
Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2008
|First route done in Eldo, hopefully much more to come!|
|Posted Oct 19, 2008 9:49 pm|
|ripper333||THE GREAT ZOT 5.8+ |
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2008
|another incredible day in the canyon... 6 pitches... fun hand traverse on pitch 4..|
climbed with roger.... perfect weather..
|Posted Aug 18, 2008 11:14 pm|
|ripper333|| Yellow Spur |
Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2008
|what a route|
|Posted Apr 14, 2008 10:04 pm|
|Tom Fralich||Multiple Routes |
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2007
|Mary and I stopped to climb at Eldorado Canyon as the first stop on our road trip in 2007.|
Bastille Crack (II 5.7, 5 pitches) -- July 5, 2007 -- We climbed this ultra-classic route in 3 pitches by linking P1/P2 and P4/P5. Really fun climbing, varied moves, and unlike anything we'd climbed before. The crack on the first pitch definitely got my attention, but otherwise, easy cruising. The descent was easy and we had a nice lunch by Boulder Creek at one of the park's picnic areas. The lack of any approach and the easy descent makes this an especially good route.
Yellow Spur (III 5.9, 7 pitches) -- July 6, 2007 -- A fantastic climb with lots of difficult climbing. We got to the park at 6AM, hoping for an early start to beat the heat (90 degree forecast). The first pitch was really difficult, mostly because I had trouble finding the giant bucket to pull the roof. Afterwards, we made good progress and reached the P6 crux just as the sun started to hit the wall. The abundance of pins made the crux seem fairly easy, but then I tweaked my pinky finger on the Robbins Traverse. The last pitch was EXPOSED and run-out...very exciting. The descent was a piece of cake, following the Vertigo rappels.
|Posted Jul 7, 2007 5:50 pm|
|Eldo is scary! got to lead my first pitch w/gear; the easy easy west crack. also got to follow Rewritten w/Great Zot, Calypso, Windy Corner, and a couple others. Awesom place w/wild exposure & tuff routes.|
|Posted Sep 12, 2006 2:30 am|
|I really enjoy climbing in Eldo. Some of my favs are Tagger, Star Wars, anything around Cadillac Crag and of course Bastille, my first date climb ever. The best time is during the fall when things cool off a bit.|
|Posted Aug 26, 2006 10:50 pm|
|sshankle||Calypso (5.6) |
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2004
|Climbed this route on Wind Tower. Nice afternoon climb, but we had to retreat fast due to rapidly deteriorating weather...|
|Posted Jun 11, 2006 2:14 pm|
|Brad Snider||Route Climbed: West Dihedral Date Climbed: August 2004|
|My only outdoor rock climb, to-date, with my friend Arthur. Fun, easy climb, but had to rap quick due to quick-moving thunderstorms which overtook the area.|
|Posted Jan 16, 2006 10:43 pm|
|bigwilly||Route Climbed: Rattlesnake gulch, West Crack, West Dihedral Date Climbed: More than once|
|Lots of great routes, lots of fun. One of my favorite places in the Front Range.|
|Posted Jan 11, 2006 12:18 am|
|Foxy Long Bottoms||Route Climbed: Gambit Date Climbed: Various|
|A fun 5.8. I typically do this climb in 3 pitches. The last pitch has some loose rock towards the top. Wear a helmet! Nice view of Eldo from the summit. The view of the pool. . .well, it seems like a mirage on a super hot day after climbing the route.|
|Posted Jun 21, 2005 1:29 pm|
|Brian Kalet||Climbed Many Times |
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2006
|May 8, 2005: The Gambit, Excellent 4 pitch 5.8 climb!|
August 21, 2006: Bastille Crack, Breakfast In Bed
|Posted May 10, 2005 11:31 am|