South Mesa Approach – 8.2 miles. ELDORADO CANYON Summer/Fall 2019: CO: Jul-Nov ... We suspect that the West Ridge is more often done as a descent by parties who climb up the North Ridge. We decided to simulclimb the ridge. Only 550 vertical feet from here! 1967: Graduating university I moved to Denver and started working as an aerospace engineer, but also climbing most evenings and most weekends, mostly in mountains west of Denver with a few forays into Boulder and Eldorado Canyons. Jon Cheifitz climbs Xanadu , West Ridge, Eldorado Canyon State Park, CO Climbing Chockstone , West Ridge, Eldorado Canyon State Park, CO It looked fantastic! Eldorado Canyon Moderate/Difficult 1,000 ft 3.25 Map of Park and Surrounding Area ENJOY YOUR STATE PARKS COLORADO PARKS & WILDLIFE Eldorado Canyon State Park #9 Kneale Road • PO Box B Eldorado Springs, CO 80025 Phone (303) 494-3943 Eldorado Canyon State Park Eldorado Canyon State Park CPW_HPEL_3/17 We found a pair of climbing shoes a climber had probably accidentally left when they took a break on a ledge. The agency manages 42 state parks, all of Colorado's wildlife, more than 300 state wildlife areas and a host of recreational programs. From the notch we could look up and see the 1,500 ft West Ridge stretching out ahead of us. Here is a list of cliffs or walls for you to check out while at Eldorado Canyon: The Redgarden Wall, The Wind Tower, The Bastille, The West Ridge/Rincon, Cadillac Crag, Shirt Tail Peak, and the Peanuts Walls. The Redgarden Wall is a few thousand feet wide and the largest cliff at Eldorado Canyon. It has a collection of classic climbing routes. Weather Forecast. Taken at Eldorado Canyon State Park Public Evacuation of an injured climber from the Pony Express area of the West Ridge. 45. The shoes looked like they had been up there at least one winter. This route is highlighted in red on trail maps. You can also choose your trail by using this drop-down box of listed trails and entry points. The West Ridge/Rincon has several one pitch routes of all grades that are fairly continuous cracks and corner/dihedral climbing. Continue on Bear Peak West Ridge for 2 miles to the summit. This approach is about the same length as the most popular route from the Bear Canyon and Fern Canyon trails. Begin at South MesaTrailhead on Mesa Trail. The rock was solid, the exposure was great, and in no time we were at the "crux" 5.6 … Colorado Parks and Wildlife is a nationally recognized leader in conservation, outdoor recreation and wildlife management. Using the HCA map below, click on the name of the trail you will leave to go off-trail into the HCA.