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Cadillac Crag

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Auburn Court 
Auburn Lane 
Black Face 
Brand New Cadillac 
Deviant 
Easy Street 
Emission Control 
Escalade 
Ghetto Cruiser 
Gonzo 
Heartbreaker [aka Never Cry Wolf] 
Highway of Diamonds 
Highway Of Ra 
Ichiban Arete 
Land of Ra 
Let it Vee 
Midnight Trundler 
Moonlight Drive 
Shallow Dihedral 
Stargate 
Trail of Tears 
Twistoflex 
Untitled, The 
V3 
You're Ugly and Your Mother Dresses You Funny 

Cadillac Crag 


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Cadillac Crag.
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Description 

Four distinct fins NW of Rincon create some good arete and dihedral climbing. Many varied routes exist here--face climbs, bolted routes, hand and finger cracks--all of great quality. A little longer hike than most Eldo crags, but it's a great path and spectacular view.


Getting There 

Park at the end of the canyon in the little lot on the right. Walk on the road for 0.1mi to the Eldo Trail. Take this to the Rincon Cutoff Trail, then when the Rincon trail heads across the talus, keep heading up the ridge towards the fins. Now scramble up some talus to the base.


25 Total Routes


['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',2],['5.8',4],['5.9',2],['5.10',8],['5.11',5],['5.12',3],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Cadillac Crag:
Ghetto Cruiser   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch   
You're Ugly and Your Mother Dresses You Funny   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches   
Gonzo   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches   
V3   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch   
Twistoflex   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Highway of Diamonds   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches   
Deviant   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   
Ichiban Arete   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch   
Moonlight Drive   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b PG13     Trad, 2 pitches   
Auburn Court   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 180'   
Escalade   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 135'   
Land of Ra   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 180'   
Stargate   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Heartbreaker [aka Never Cry Wolf]   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch   
Brand New Cadillac   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 6a R     Sport   
The Untitled   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Black Face   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b     Sport   
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Featured Route For Cadillac Crag
Myke Komarnitsky, halfway up this long but interesting pitch.

V3 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c  CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : Cadillac Crag
A fun and long (~140 feet) pitch, great for a trad leader trying to get comfortable moving above gear. This climb ascends the dihedral between fin 3 and 4. Scramble up to the top of the large block, and then continue up the clean V dihedral. About halfway up a 5.9 finger crack moves left out onto the face for 20 feet before returning to the route. Also, at about the beginning of this variation lies a large loose block on this left face - be careful not to dislodge it! The route is long, so ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Left side of Cadillac Crag. Dihedral above person in yellow is "Let It Vee." Wide looking crack in the middle with the bush is "You're Ugly...." Twin cracks to the right are, left to right, "Deviant" and the second half of "Gonzo."
BETA PHOTO: Left side of Cadillac Crag. Dihedral above person ...
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By Umph!
Sep 30, 2005

Cadillac is not all "great quality" rock. There are some exfoliating/rotten areas that need to be climbed delicately with concern for the belayer below. Also, be warned of the great quantities of loose rock/[rubble] on the walk-offs. . . . That said, this crag has some mighty fine routes.

By tooTALLtim
From: Boulder, CO
Mar 16, 2011

In other words, welcome to Eldo :p

By Ben Cassedy
From: Denver, CO
Aug 6, 2011

The left side of this crag got tremendous amounts of shade today; it stayed shady until around 1.30 or 2pm. Incredible views. The rock wasn't any worse than anywhere else in Eldo. Actually really good rock on the pitches themselves.