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Eldora Summer Slab

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Caucasian Sandal 
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Eldora Summer Slab 


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Elevation: 8,500'
Location: 39.94524, -105.54196 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: scott.allen on Nov 27, 2013
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Description 

This is fo Summer only (or early Autumn) as it faces North with great Western views of the snowy Divide and Devil's Thumb. It has metamorphic rock reminiscent of Hallett Buttress.

All 3 routes share same top anchor of 2 bolts Fixe (3/8" x 3 1/2").

L->R:

A. Caucasian Sandal, 7, 1p, 100', bolts & gear.
B1. Joan's Solitude, 8, 1p, 100', bolts & gear.
B2. Salto Syllabic, 7, 1p, 100', bolts & gear.


Getting There 

Drive through Nederland, take the turn to Eldora ski area, veer left up the ski road, and park immediately on the right at a dirt pullout. Walk the road to the slab.


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Tim Gale starting off.

Salto Syllabic 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b  CO : Eldora : Eldora Summer Slab
Start as with Joan's Solitude, but ease up and right to a large flake that takes a medium nut. Then step up to gain the slab and clip bolts as you climb staying to the right side of the slab. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Tim Gale & Scott Allen during an  <br />Autumn outing to Eldora Summer Slab from the top anchor belay ledge.
Tim Gale & Scott Allen during an
Autumn outing to...
Tim Gale rapping off Eldora Summer Slab (in the Fall!).
Tim Gale rapping off Eldora Summer Slab (in the Fa...
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By scott.allen
Nov 27, 2013

Eldora Summer Slab is easily accessed by public transport and bike.
Take RTD to Ned High School, pedal the mile to the base. Travel lighty with rope, QDs, and a few stoppers. Lunch on top at the belay. Rap down and bike in the Town of Eldora, return via RTD from Ned High.