Rincon - Center Route & R
Dan pretending he has a hold.
Rincon is a small but amazing crag with probably the highest density of quality routes in all of Eldorado Canyon State Park. Classic and awesome traditional climbs abound here and should not be missed. While nearly all the climbs here are in the moderate range, certainly the 5.10s-5.11s are better represented. There is little for the low or high end climber here, but there is much to feed the soul of a large percentage of climbers. The views are soothing and extend to the continental divide. It's worth the walk.
Although there are a few bolted lines, you will likely need your rack and protection skills to succeed here.
Often on a nice weekend, for good reason, this wall along with the West Ridge can be very popular with climbers. Its southern exposure makes it particularly pleasant during cooler months although early days in summer months can be delightful as well.
There are so many fine routes here! Some of the best include: 5.8 Crack
, 5.8; 5.10 Crack
, 5.10a; Rincon
, 5.11a/b; Center Route
, 5.11a/b; Camoflauge
Descents include some rappels or downclimbing gullies both L or R of the crag. Note, if anyone has particularly good base digital photos for rendering a topo for this page, please let me know
W end of Eldorado Canyon State Park, Rincon Trail, boulder hop the talus, to be filled in
Weather station 0.3 miles from here
25 Total Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Rincon - Center Route & R:
Concentric 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 75'
Point Break 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport, Grade II
Rincon 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, 4 pitches
Spicoli 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch
Camouflage 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch
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Center Route 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c CO
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Note: I've only climbed the first pitch to the bolted anchors.Start from the top of a large flat boulder, about 25' to the left of Rincon. The start is an intimidating left facing corner. However the start is actually pretty easy (9) with good holds and rests above. Continue in the right facing corner (yes, it changes) up under a large roof. There's a fixed pin under the roof of reasonable quality, but other gear is easy to place. Move up and traverse left around the corner below the roof. It is...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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BETA PHOTO: Approaching the Rincon Wall.