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By jimmy wesley
Apr 7, 2014

I have a group of people with disabilities that in years past have used the Supremacy area in Eldo. The flood a few months ago require Eldo to do a bunch of reconstruction to the road this summer. As a result, we are looking for a new area to take our climbers. The variables that we need are..

-easy routes (5.3 to 5.7)
-easy approach
-prefer bomber,natural anchors
-not 17 inches from a busy road.
-Denver/Boulder area

Any suggestions??
Thanks


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By Alan Ream
From Lafayette CO
Apr 7, 2014
Breakfast of Champion slacker climbers.

Contact Paradox sports and ask them perhaps. Also - Castle Rock in Boulder Canyon might work.


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By matt c.
Apr 7, 2014

cc the first tunnel. park on the south side at the big pull off and follow the trail 100 ft or so. the trail is wide enough for a wheel chair. If i remember right, there are 5 or six climbs. Most pretty easy.


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By Cor
Apr 7, 2014
black nasty

Does the approach need to be wheelchair accessible, or can it just be a easy approach?

If it's just an easy approach I bet many people will chime in with ideas…

+1 for calling Paradox.
+1 for Castle Rock, but the main road is right there. It's not bad, but you hear cars.
Bastille Crack, and surrounding routes, Eldo? (Just post a group warning on here for folks…)
Flagstaff - Near the Monkey Traverse, and the road is some good top rope type things, but fun stuff.
You can still drive & park at the back of Eldo. No picnic opportunities, but that climb could be open…

Those are just a few thoughts running through my head. Hope some help.

C


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By Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Apr 7, 2014
Coffee after freezing our asses off near James Peak.

The road down to Castle Rock is closed? Too much damage from the flooding?


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By Cor
Apr 7, 2014
black nasty

Sorry Stich, rephrased that...


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By Dan Mottinger
Apr 7, 2014
Me on the Summit of Castleton

The Boulderado might work, depending if it's proximity to the road and approach are workable.


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By Abram Herman
From Golden, CO
Apr 7, 2014
Viking helmet cover, yep.

matt c. wrote:
cc the first tunnel. park on the south side at the big pull off and follow the trail 100 ft or so. the trail is wide enough for a wheel chair. If i remember right, there are 5 or six climbs. Most pretty easy.


I've been here a few times while volunteering with the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD). There are several bolted anchors that are easily accessible without leading, and one climb that requires an easy 5.5ish lead to set up a TR. I don't think there's anything over 5.6 or 5.7, so unless you want anything harder it's the perfect accessible place to take groups.

Also, if you walk further down the path to where it takes a right turn right by the river there are bolts on one side and a tree on the other so you can rig a tyrolean, which can be really fun for those with more limiting physical disabilities to be pulled across.


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By Mike McHugh
Apr 8, 2014

Rumors of Eldo's demise are greatly exaggerated.

Construction on the road at the Bastille isn't slated to start until the end of summer. The road is open all the way to the Visitor Center.

The picnic area and its south parking lot/restroom are currently closed and will be until mid-summer. So far, we've kept Supremacy open.

I'd recommend contacting the park rangers directly.


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