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Location: 39.93701, -105.29068 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Dec 10, 2001
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Description 

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This is a SW-facing, small crag with a handful of moderate lines on excellent Fountain Formation sandstone. It lies just WNW of Physical Crag. Typically, it is devoid of other folks due to the relatively-lengthy approach, short lines, but it can be worth the walk. It is probably no more than 100 foot tall. The crag is W of West Ridge, Shirttail, Rincon, Cadillac, the Veil, & Physical Crag.

Getting There 

This crag is most easily approached from the W end of Eldorado Canyon State Park. Park near the visitor center, hike up the Eldorado Canyon Trail. Pass the cutoff for Rincon, where the trail levels out. Continue W past Cadillac, The Veil, pass a burned area, and then near Physical Crag, wander up a faint path to this small but excellent crag. Expect an hour-ish for the approach.

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Weather station 0.5 miles from here

5 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=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 Split Block:
Ohmer's Odyssey   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   
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Perry Meson 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : Split Block
The left side of the Split Block forms a distinct, left-leaning arete. Just to the right, a series of small cracks and flakes runs to the top of the wall. The climbing is engaging, but it takes some effort to rig an adequate protection system. The first ascentionist didn't have that problem - he soloed the route. I no longer recommend that particular style to anyone other than my fiercest adversaries. If you're going to hike to this crag, it is an enjoyable must-do line....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By M.Morley
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From: Sacramento, CA
Apr 4, 2007
Worth visiting once.