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Rincon - L of Center Route

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Aerial Bondage T,S 
Aerial Book T,TR 
Aerohead T,S 
Aeronaut T,S 
Aerospace T,S 
Arete Bandit T 
Bachar Yer Aryan T 
Bat's Ass Dihedral T,TR 
Brevitata T 
Climb Of The Century T 
Cuban Bluegrass T 
Emerald City T 
Evictor, The T 
Faulty Logic T,S 
Final Eviction (aka Freeline), The T 
Fraid Line T 
Kaisho T,TR 
Kangaroo Tail T 
Leisure Time Arete TR 
Must'a Been High T 
N.I.C T 
Over and Out T 
Over the Hill T 
Scenic Route T 
Surf's Up T,S 
Trident T 
Ventura Highway T 
Wendego T 
Windy T 

Rincon - L of Center Route 


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Location: 39.93435, -105.28993 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Leo Paik on Mar 20, 2006
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Description 

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: Over and Out, 5.8; Emerald City, 5.9; Over the Hill, 5.10b; Aerial Book, 5.11a; Aerospace, 5.11b s; Climb of the Century, 5.11c s; Wendego, 5.12a/b s; 5.12c; & Evictor, 5.12c/d s.

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.


Getting There 

W end of Eldorado Canyon State Park, Rincon Trail, boulder hop the talus, to be filled in


Climbing Season


29 Total Routes


['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',5],['5.11',12],['5.12',3],['5.13',4],['>=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 Rincon - L of Center Route:
Over and Out   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches   
Emerald City   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches   
Faulty Logic   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch   
Over the Hill   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches   
Bat's Ass Dihedral   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch   
Aerial Book   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R     Trad, TR, 2 pitches   
Windy   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R     Trad, 3 pitches   
Aerohead   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Climb Of The Century   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch   
Aeronaut   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Aerospace   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches   
Bachar Yer Aryan   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Wendego   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R     Trad, 1 pitch   
The Evictor   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b R     Trad, 1 pitch   
Fraid Line   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Surf's Up   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
The Final Eviction (aka Freeline)   5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Brad Gobright gets horizontal in the meat of it.

Must'a Been High 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Rincon - L of Center Route
This is a fairly serious headpoint route. If slash grades were provided for seriousness, I would give it an R/X. This is due to the questionable nature of the gear below the first crux and the low angle terrain in the crux's fall zone. If the protection holds, the fall will be long but most likely safe. If not, you will slam into the slabby arete below and come very close to hitting the ground. In either scenario, it's easy to imagine at least a sprained ankle but definitely no ground fall...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Bijan T. on P2 of Over the Hill
Bijan T. on P2 of Over the Hill
West face of Rincon.
BETA PHOTO: West face of Rincon.
The 3 main corners are (LtoR) Over and Out, Over The Hill (person at base), and Aerial Book
BETA PHOTO: The 3 main corners are (LtoR) Over and Out, Over T...
Unknown climber on pitch two of 'Over the Hill' Oct. '09.
Unknown climber on pitch two of 'Over the Hill' Oc...
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