July 24, 2011

Eldo - A Few of the "Easy" Classics

Our Golden based adventure pad received its first visitors last week.  Friends from NM (Robin and Eowyn) escaped their drought ridden southwestern state for some good ol CO rock love’n.  The sched for each day included early starts to avoid the midday heat which scorches the majority of EldoradoCanyon’s glorious formations.  Upon completion of the AM’s routes, we would drive back to Golden for some Clear Creek action, taking advantage of numerous afternoon shaded crags.  The third stage of each day led to much anticipated visits to one of CO’s five hundred thousand billion micro breweries, for some post climbing brew ha ha’s.

Breweries visited:
Golden City Brewery (2nd largest brewery in Golden)
Avery Brewery       

Guidebook: 

Robin on Calypso's 1st pitch
Kristin and I following...Hey Robin where's my protection on red?
K on the 2nd pitch of Breezy
Love It
Robin on West Chimney
K showing up Robin and climbing The Great Zot's 1st pitch finger crack


































Belaying Robin on pitch 3 of Swanson's Arete.  In the background is Rewritten's classic 4th pitch
K on the super exposed 3rd pitch of Swanson's Arete
K the money pitch 4 roof on Swanson's
The crew each with our own variation of squinting to avoid the blazing sun, after topping out Lumpe Tower on Redgarden Wall