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Rincon - L of Center Route

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L to R R to L Alpha
Aerial Bondage T,S 
Aerial Book T,TR 
Aero-Book T 
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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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



Weather station 0.4 miles from here

30 Total Routes

['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',11],['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',13],['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     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   
Climb Of The Century   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch   
Aerohead   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
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/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b PG13     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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The good edge after the runout above the 4th bolt ...

Aero-Book 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Rincon - L of Center Route
This is an amazing combination of Aerospace into the 5.11 finger crack of Aerial Book.Climb the bottom of Aerospace up past its 4th bolt (11b). After the 4th bolt make an exciting runout and reach left to a good edge. Once you grab the edge, downclimb a few feet to the left and you will be at the little tree that sits at the beginning of the Aerial Book finger crack. (The normal Aerospace route involves grabbing the good edge then ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Photos of Rincon - L of Center Route Slideshow Add Photo
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 T...
BETA PHOTO: The 3 main corners are (LtoR) Over and Out, Over T...
Unknown climber on pitch two of 'Over the Hill' Oc...
Unknown climber on pitch two of 'Over the Hill' Oc...

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