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North Rock might be the least visited and most obscure crag in Eldorado Canyon- or it is at least in the running for the title, and deservedly so.The rock has a mix of crack & face routes, mostly still with some lichen and loose rock, some with some runouts. The rock is generally "sticky" and offers good friction & edging, but the friction there will be determined more by moss and lichen than by rock quality. Some routes are worse than others.
Follow the trail up for Hawk-Eagle Ridge and come completely to the top of that formation. Pass though a 'notch' or 'keyhole' and rop over to the north side. (Don't hit your head on the hanging branch above the slot - I and my partner both did it, HARD). Once through the notch, turn 90 degree left and walk uphill for 1 minute or less, a crag will emerge on your left, small at first, but increasing in size on the way up. This is ~50m uphill.
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This route climbs up to a right angling roof via some face moves. Once at the base of the small roof, traverse up and right with good hands and bad feet. After about 10 ft, it's possible to head up and over with some small holds, this is the crux and felt more like a .10 to me than a 9, but that may be because there's so much lichen on the rock! After this, run it out to the top. I thought the movements on this climb were really fun, but some bad rock towards the top, lack of gear, and all t...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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