Posts Tagged ‘West Ridge’

Rock Climbing – West Ridge, Eldorado Canyon

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

Clare Leading Washington Irving

On Saturday, I led a CMC Rock Climbing Trip to the West Ridge of Eldorado Canyon. I love the West Ridge for it’s assortment of moderate climbs.

Rick Climbing
Rick was my co-leader, helping me to set up climbs and keep things flowing smoothly. We had Jorge, Chris, Nick, Roger, and Chris.

Chris Climbing Washington Irving
We focused our attention on Washington Irving, The Unsaid (TR), Positively Fourth Street (TR), Lunar Avenue (TR), and Dr. Michael Solar. When we finished, the temperature was hovering near 100dF, so we decided to call it a day.

Rock Climbing – Eldorado Canyon, West Ridge

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

Jenny & Clare Having Fun at Positively 4th Street (5.10-)
On Saturday, Jenny & I climbed at the West Ridge in Eldorado Canyon. It was forecasted to be mid 50, so I was psyched to get out. I hadn’t been climbing in Eldo in over a year (due to my back injury last summer). I could barely contain my excitement.

We both managed to fall into the creek on the way to the wall, but it was worth the wetness. We were the first to Washington Irving (5.6)! Right after we got there, scads of people arrived and all had to move on up the ridge because *we* were *first*!
Jenny at Top of Washington Irving (5.6)
Here’s a picture of Jenny at the top of Washington Irving (5.6). (more…)

Rock Climbing – West Ridge, Eldorado Canyon

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

Clare & Jen Enjoy Half Day at West Ridge, Eldo
On Friday, May 9th, Jen & I headed to Eldorado Canyon to get grabby with some rock. The forecast had been for crummy weather (mid 40s-50s), but we just ignored it.


Eldorado Canyon – Rock Climbing

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

Eckhard Being Silly Clare With Silly Grin

Eckhard & I went climbing at West Ridge in Eldo Canyon. It was a chilly day. I remember leading Washington Irving (5.6), but I don’t remember much else about the day. I took a few pictures. The day was pretty cold, except for the few times the sun came out. I think we only climbed 3 or 4 pitches, as it started getting really cold around 3pm.

West Ridge
West Ridge

Eldorado Canyon – Rock Climbing

Friday, November 7th, 2008

On Friday, I met with Eckhard and Tim to climb in Eldorado Canyon. From what I can remember, I led the first pitch of Vershneidung (5.6). Eckhard led the second pitch (5.8+). Tim followed both pitches.

It was insanely cold outside. I think the temperature was hovering at around 40 degrees. With the wind, it was even colder. To this day, I don’t know how Eckhard led that second pitch. It’s in a shady dihedral, and the climbing is consistently tricky. A wide crack for your hands, and small edges for stemming with the feet. My hands & toes were completely numb by the time I reached the anchor. (more…)