Got up Wind Ridge and the first pitch of Calypso before we had to go catch our flight
A few short visits with some classic climbs… lovely rock, crowds on favorite routes
started with the classic rewritten, and constantly returned to climb other, fantastic routes. one of those climbing areas everyone should experience sometime.
With Paul in early 80's. Climbed The Yellow Spur. Also dragged my cousin Karen up Wind Tower in the mid 80's.
Over many years! Hard to pick a fav. but it would probably be Yellow Sour.
Bastille, wind tower, Calypso, etc with lots of different people...
several climbing trips with friends, crowded place, but a great rock, and very enjoyable place to hang out and climb. Viva Eldo!
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.
As one of the world's finest and most famous climbing areas, Eldorado Canyon needs little introduction.Great place for quick escape from Denver.
Completed my first climb there, somehow managed to mess-up my left wrist:( cant wait to go back!
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!
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.
Eldo is my favorite place to climb. Its incredible access from Boulder town makes it a one of a kind climbing destination. I will miss being so close to this incredible place if and when I move away from Boulder. Some favorite routes are Outer Space, The Bulge, Reggae, Ruper, Gambit, Anthill Direct, Rewritten, and the Yellow Spur.
What a beautiful place!
Went on Bastille and Wind Tower. Where was that walk-off again???
Went on Bastille and Wind Tower
Found the grades pretty stiff!
Excellent climbing. Will be back soon.
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!
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...
...and loved it. Warmed up on Breezy and moved over to Wind Ridge, both great climbs. Somehow we managed to be the only ones on Wind Tower on a Friday afternoon!
The best thing I ever did was buy a pass to Eldo. Visited 10 times this season and counting