Eldorado Canyon Rock Climbing

Just outside of Boulder, Eldo has been the focal point of Colorado rock climbing for many decades. Eldo has world class rock climbing with short approaches and an incredible variety of styles and difficulty.

Mountain Trip will now be handling booking for climbing in Eldorado Canyon. Please call 970-369-1153 to book.

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Intro to Advanced, Boulder’s Most Epic Pitches

The convenience of Eldorado Canyon and proximity to Boulder make it a popular destination. The rock climbing in the canyon speaks for itself, however! With great intro climbs to some of Colorado’s most epic pitches, Eldo is host to more variety than almost any other single venue.

Part of the Ultimate Rock Pass

Eldorado Canyon is part of our Ultimate Rock Pass. The Ultimate Rock Pass is a punch pass style offering that marries the benefits of 1 on 1 instruction and guidance of a guide with the cost savings of a group enrollment program. This pass is good anywhere we offer rock climbing “day trips”.

Multi-Pitch Skill Development

The climbing in Eldo lends itself to any number of skill development opportunities. There is amazing toproping in Eldo, but the best aspects of the venue are the endless supply of multi-pitch climbs. Many routes have short pitches with comfortable belays making a great classroom for impromptu rope management or anchoring lessons. We often combine time in Eldo with more committing alpine trips as it is an excellent venue to gain the technical skills needed for many routes in Rocky Mountain National Park.

A Connection to Progression

Rock climbing in Eldorado Canyon is life. So much of our connection to the world and the places we love is drawn from our experiences. The West Buttress of the Bastille is a great place to get “in touch” with Eldo!

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Eldo’s Classic Rock Climbs

The Bastille

By a good margin the most popular route on the Bastille is “The Bastille Crack” at a moderate grade of 5.7+. The West Buttress is host to a number of amazing climbs such as The West Arete, The West Buttress proper, and Blind Faith.

The Bastille Crack // 5.7 5 pitches
Werk Supp // 5.9 2 pitches
Blind Faith // 5.10a 2 pitches

“Best Underrated Route”
March of Dimes // 5.10c 3 pitches

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Redgarden Wall

Many of the most significant climbs in the canyon are located on the Redgarden Wall. From Moderate classics such as Yellow Spur to the ultra-classic Naked Edge.

Rewritten // 5.7 6 pitches
Ruper // 5.8+ 6 pitches
Yellow Spur // 5.9+ 6 pitches

“Best Underrated Route”
Touch N’ Go // 5.9 2 pitches

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The West Ridge

A shorter but very wide section of rock in Eldo, the West Ridge is home to some of the most style-variety of climbing in the canyon. Dihedrals, classic face climbing and ample cracks make this band of rock a treasure within the treasure chest.

Verschneidung Dihedral // 5.7 2 pitches
Long John Wall // 5.8 4 pitches
Handcracker Direct // 5.10 3 pitches

“Best Underrated Route”
Chockstone // 5.10, 3 pitches
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Program Details

Time and Place

This trip meets in Eldorado Canyon State Park. Guests are required to purchase a pass to enter the park. Details will be coordinated with your guide.

Equipment List

All the technical climbing equipment required for this outing is included.
View equipment list as PDF

Group Size

This is a private program, no one else will be paired with your party. If your group is larger than 4 for toproping, we apply a group discount and additional guides are added to keep the guest to guide ratio at 4:1 or lower. Multi-pitch climbing is a maximum ratio of 3:1.

Refund Policy

You may cancel and receive a refund of a Program for events out of your control such as an injury or family emergency. This refund will be less credit card fees. Transfers (or change of date) are allowed at no cost pending availability. You may not receive a refund if do not to show up to a Program without notice.

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Mountain Trip

135 W Colorado Ave 2A | Telluride, C0 81435

Authorized Permittee

Peak Mountain Guides is an authorized permittee of the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, Gunnison National Forest; San Juan National Forest; Bureau of Land Management Monticello, Moab, Gunnison, and Glennallen Field Offices; Eldorado Canyon State Park; Ouray Ice Park, City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks; and National Parks including Mt. Rainier, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, and Colorado National Monument. Peak Mountain Guides is an equal opportunity service provider.