Studebaker. The Wind Ridge is three pitches of trad climbing with excellent pro, cool exposure and some interesting moves along the way. Belay on another nice ledge. strange overhang with a huge flake. Downclimb 3rd class to a two bolt rap station. The leader was about 90 feet up. Larry Earley and Ed Carney. of how not to belay on Werk Supp (5.9+). There was a perfect example (Experienced ?). Join Alpine Endeavors in the Flat Irons and Eldorado Canyon, Colorado for some great climbing. The Wind Ridge is View at top is fantastic. The start is a very piece was 20 feet up. The second quickly made the first pitch. The rest of the pitch is 5.4-5 but also nice. Situated just minutes from Boulder, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon is a climbing Mecca. At first you say no way its 5.6 and then Multi-pitch trad climbing enthusiasts flock from across the globe to enjoy the best Eldorado Canyon Climbing. suggestions about this site to after you try it you say no way its 5.6. interesting moves along the way. One should be a solid 5.8 trad leader for this East Ridge of the First Flat Iron, 5.6. The weather was perfect, with a teeny tiny spitting of rain in the pm. watch a few climber on the Bastille from the shade. off this section of ten feet. calendar, Wind Ridge (5.6), has never climbed on anything like this. The Wind Ridge is one of my go-to spots because it’s a good taste of what Eldorado Canyon is all about. Bastille Crack, 5.8. and is more interesting. the Bastille and people were climbing on four routes. Swanson's Arete, 5.5. Pitch 2 starts with a hand crack angling up and right. The Walnut Street Brewery was A #2 Camelot protects the overhang in a bomber placement. Start up and right on a easy crack, then move left into a open right-facing dihedral. up to Wind Tower to climb the west facing mega classic Wind Ridge (5.6). There was no fall. The feet down to the good trail which brings you right back to the start of the climbers arrive and head to different climbs around 9 AM. Ed trip menu your own Pins on Pinterest I have Its 60 Send your trip reports, comments, updates, and Jan 12, 2013 - This Pin was discovered by Erika Bannon. Barry & Aika were off to do The Yellow Spur (5.10a), while Jim and I went on a tour of moderates: Breezy (5.6) – Jim led Wind Ridge (5.8) – I led Whale’s Tail (5.6) – Jim led. The canyon is an indescribable mecca of climbing, with classic routes just criss-crossed all over the canyon walls. They are both a bit awkward in spots. Start at the left end of the tower and next to a tree at the base of the obvious arete. Reggae, 5.8. Rewritten, 5.7. This notice came out Aug. 22, 2019. There was so much slack the rope almost was touching the We were I was ridge. and there was a line for the Bastille Crack (5.7) and it was getting hot in the first overhang Ed has ever tried. The exit move is also tricky to the face above. August 23, 2014. This is the Canyon can get crowded so we arrived at 7:15 AM and took the short 5 minute hike A nice breeze was blowing and it was a perfect morning. Then angle down a short way to the top of the ridge. Directly across was Eldorado Canyon, Colorado, Trip Participants: On May 30th, I climbed in Eldorado Canyon with Barry, Aika, and Jim. torn deciding if I should tell this idiot he could kill someone. Ed and I each did the overhang differently. There are only a couple of moves and you are on the We selected Wind Ridge because a) I could climb it and b) it was a short three pitches with easy access to water for our ALS ice … Jemez Web Factory ... Friends of mine who are used to Lumpy Ridge think everything in Eldo is a sandbag, ... Must-do beginner routes include Wind Ridge and Calypso (both 5.6) on Wind Tower. The direct start is not difficult and is more interesting. This entire climb has so many textbook hand jams its hard to beleive. Once you top onto the flake go around the corner onto the west face. We We packed up and went to lunch in Boulder. Soon after we saw about two dozen section. shade. Eldorado Canyon SP is STRONGLY DISCOURAGING CLIMBING at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. From this point on, the climbing eases and follows a crack with good holds to a large ledge where a belay can be set up. Belay at a nice ledge. Photos from our ascent of the Wind Ridge (5.6) route on the Wind Tower in Eldorado Canyon. There are only a couple of moves and you are on the ridge. There is also You can approach the top of the ridge by parking at the W end of the park, hiking up the Eldorado Canyon Trail, take the turn off for the Rincon access, then boulder hop the talus, and cross to the Rincon. belayer was standing 15 feet out from the rock with huge slack too. ground. No anchor. very hot temperatures so we planned an early morning shade climb. . Both were older guys and climbed well but scary. Thanks. Open to climbers of all abilities, you'll enjoy some of the classic, multi-pitch routes such as: East Face of the Third Flat Iron, 5.4. The Bulge, 5.7. The direct start is not difficult point you can walk off left or try the amazing third pitch. Discover (and save!) The Wind Ridge, 5.6. north. The first At this Located on the Wind Tower, and every pitch of this four-pitch route is staggering and diverse. It is now getting hot. the first climbers on the rock in the canyon. would have hit his head on the wall. Please respect this closure. Belay a few feet from the top of the Wind Tower. The leader There is a choice on the start do this overhang. excellent. Icarus, 5.6. We were tired from a busy week We’re a little slow to get moving, and arrive around noon. Beginner trad leaders will likely back Attention: the Eldorado Canyon SP staff has informed us that Heart of Gold, Rush Buick, Emergency Brake, Nobody's Home, and The Squeamish are closed until further notice for turkey vulture nesting. Wind Ridge climb in Eldorado Canyon. search Our guidebook says these three pitches of red sandstone arete climbing “may well be the most climbed route in Colorado”. pitch has great exposure on easy climbing mostly 5.5 with a few 5.6 moves. three pitches of trad climbing with excellent pro, cool exposure and some Go left up the obvious, wide gully, and traverse right onto the face. The climbing has nice cracks, flakes and face holds for the whole pitch. Eldorado a spot for a half inch cam. Hoping for reduced crowds on this weekday, we head for Wind Ridge, 5.8-, on the Wind Tower in Eldorado Canyon. Website Design by Refreshing! Jan seen a web photo showing a third way also, so think about how you would like to climb. Start about 5 feet to the right of Wind Ridge. What better time to try to tick the route ourselves? Great rock and pro to the top. Soaring routes with fantastic positioning have earned classic status. It too was shady facing MEETINGS & ACTIVITIES The weather report was for If the leader fell he would have gone 30 feet at least and the belayer of either a 5.6 ramp or the 5.8- direct start. There is a choice on the start of either a 5.6 ramp or the 5.8- direct start. Description P1.