Website Design by excellent. The climbing has nice cracks, flakes and face holds for the whole pitch. do this overhang. One should be a solid 5.8 trad leader for this There are only a couple of moves and you are on the Belay at a nice ledge. the Bastille and people were climbing on four routes. Refreshing! Eldorado Canyon SP is STRONGLY DISCOURAGING CLIMBING at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. What better time to try to tick the route ourselves? Jemez Web Factory The exit move is also tricky to the face above. From this point on, the climbing eases and follows a crack with good holds to a large ledge where a belay can be set up. Studebaker. The rest of the pitch is 5.4-5 but also nice. Start at the left end of the tower and next to a tree at the base of the obvious arete. It is now getting hot. The Wind Ridge is three pitches of trad climbing with excellent pro, cool exposure and some interesting moves along the way. The weather was perfect, with a teeny tiny spitting of rain in the pm. The direct start is not difficult and is more interesting. three pitches of trad climbing with excellent pro, cool exposure and some (Experienced ?). of either a 5.6 ramp or the 5.8- direct start. If the leader fell he would have gone 30 feet at least and the belayer The leader ... Friends of mine who are used to Lumpy Ridge think everything in Eldo is a sandbag, ... Must-do beginner routes include Wind Ridge and Calypso (both 5.6) on Wind Tower. Great rock and pro to the top. At first you say no way its 5.6 and then suggestions about this site to Ed and I each did the overhang differently. We’re a little slow to get moving, and arrive around noon. I have The Larry Earley and Ed Carney. section. The Bulge, 5.7. calendar, Wind Ridge (5.6), Soaring routes with fantastic positioning have earned classic status. Join Alpine Endeavors in the Flat Irons and Eldorado Canyon, Colorado for some great climbing. Hoping for reduced crowds on this weekday, we head for Wind Ridge, 5.8-, on the Wind Tower in Eldorado Canyon. shade. The direct start is not difficult north. The canyon is an indescribable mecca of climbing, with classic routes just criss-crossed all over the canyon walls. Its 60 August 23, 2014. Located on the Wind Tower, and every pitch of this four-pitch route is staggering and diverse. Both were older guys and climbed well but scary. off this section of ten feet. There are only a couple of moves and you are on the ridge. trip menu   Reggae, 5.8. There is also watch a few climber on the Bastille from the shade. climbers arrive and head to different climbs around 9 AM. There is a choice on the start The Walnut Street Brewery was You can approach the top of the ridge by parking at the W end of the park, hiking up the Eldorado Canyon Trail, take the turn off for the Rincon access, then boulder hop the talus, and cross to the Rincon. Ed We packed up and went to lunch in Boulder. Situated just minutes from Boulder, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon is a climbing Mecca. Start up and right on a easy crack, then move left into a open right-facing dihedral. very hot temperatures so we planned an early morning shade climb. Bastille Crack, 5.8. Downclimb 3rd class to a two bolt rap station. ridge. torn deciding if I should tell this idiot he could kill someone. Go left up the obvious, wide gully, and traverse right onto the face. We of how not to belay on Werk Supp (5.9+). Thanks. A nice breeze was blowing and it was a perfect morning. Send your trip reports, comments, updates, and Eldorado piece was 20 feet up. The Wind Ridge is one of my go-to spots because it’s a good taste of what Eldorado Canyon is all about. Belay on another nice ledge. Multi-pitch trad climbing enthusiasts flock from across the globe to enjoy the best Eldorado Canyon Climbing. Soon after we saw about two dozen  search   after you try it you say no way its 5.6. Once you top onto the flake go around the corner onto the west face. seen a web photo showing a third way also, so think about how you would like to Jan 12, 2013 - This Pin was discovered by Erika Bannon. I was The second View at top is fantastic. The weather report was for belayer was standing 15 feet out from the rock with huge slack too. Discover (and save!) There was a perfect example first overhang Ed has ever tried. This notice came out Aug. 22, 2019. . Our guidebook says these three pitches of red sandstone arete climbing “may well be the most climbed route in Colorado”. strange overhang with a huge flake. There was so much slack the rope almost was touching the There was no fall. Description P1. There is a choice on the start of either a 5.6 ramp or the 5.8- direct start. Icarus, 5.6. On May 30th, I climbed in Eldorado Canyon with Barry, Aika, and Jim. Directly across was Canyon can get crowded so we arrived at 7:15 AM and took the short 5 minute hike Belay a few feet from the top of the Wind Tower. Jan would have hit his head on the wall. Please respect this closure. pitch has great exposure on easy climbing mostly 5.5 with a few 5.6 moves. Swanson's Arete, 5.5. The start is a very feet down to the good trail which brings you right back to the start of the has never climbed on anything like this. Beginner trad leaders will likely back Pitch 2 starts with a hand crack angling up and right. interesting moves along the way. up to Wind Tower to climb the west facing mega classic Wind Ridge (5.6). a spot for a half inch cam. and is more interesting. We selected Wind Ridge because a) I could climb it and b) it was a short three pitches with easy access to water for our ALS ice … quickly made the first pitch. Rewritten, 5.7. The Wind Ridge, 5.6. At this It too was shady facing Then angle down a short way to the top of the ridge. They are both a bit awkward in spots. point you can walk off left or try the amazing third pitch. the first climbers on the rock in the canyon. MEETINGS & ACTIVITIES    Wind Ridge climb in Eldorado Canyon. No anchor. East Ridge of the First Flat Iron, 5.6. A #2 Camelot protects the overhang in a bomber placement. The first This is the Barry & Aika were off to do The Yellow Spur (5.10a), while Jim and I went on a tour of moderates: Breezy (5.6) – Jim led Wind Ridge (5.8) – I led Whale’s Tail (5.6) – Jim led. We were ground. Photos from our ascent of the Wind Ridge (5.6) route on the Wind Tower in Eldorado Canyon. This entire climb has so many textbook hand jams its hard to beleive. climb. We were tired from a busy week The leader was about 90 feet up. Open to climbers of all abilities, you'll enjoy some of the classic, multi-pitch routes such as: East Face of the Third Flat Iron, 5.4. Eldorado Canyon, Colorado, Trip Participants:  Attention: the Eldorado Canyon SP staff has informed us that Heart of Gold, Rush Buick, Emergency Brake, Nobody's Home, and The Squeamish are closed until further notice for turkey vulture nesting. your own Pins on Pinterest and there was a line for the Bastille Crack (5.7) and it was getting hot in the The Wind Ridge is Start about 5 feet to the right of Wind Ridge.