High Difficulty Eldorado Day Climbs
First and foremost on everyone’s list is the Bastille Crack, a route that in quality and exposure ranks with the finest in the country. Five pitches of challenging climbing up cracks and faces end with a chimney high above the ground that will definitely get your attention! On the opposite side of the canyon, is another classic climb, Anthill Direct, a continuous route from the bottom to the top of the South Buttress. The route is predominately face climbing with an exceptional hand traverse several pitches off the ground--very exposed and very exciting! This is a solid day of climbing, requiring six pitches to reach the summit. The advanced climber will also want to save a day for Ruper, another historically important classic that ascends the south face of the highest cliff. This adventurous route is famous for the Ruper Crack, which starts as a four-inch fissure and narrows significantly as one climbs to the top. Then delicate face climbing takes one across a wild and exposed traverse. It too is six pitches in length. For the truly accomplished climber the Yellow Spur offers fine route that includes all kinds of climbing—cracks, arêtes, face climbing, and intricate footwork on exposed terrain from start to finish. It is a long climb, usually done is seven pitches, with the final exposed arête being one of the most memorable in Eldorado. Its length, technical requirements, and exposed positions are a marvelous introduction to advanced climbing.
$350 for one
$250 each for two
$200 each for three
Group rates are not available for high difficulty climbs.