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Citadel Crag Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Orphaned on May 31, 2007


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This is a nice, south-facing crag with a variety of lines from fun pitches of 5.10, to bolted routes, to exciting, committing 11s and 12s. It is away from the hustle and bustle of the Nautilus/Central.

Getting There 

From Vedauwoo Road, turn onto 700L. From the end of 700L, cross the creek, and follow the trail about 1 mile to the East. Worm Drive Rocks and the Plumb Line crag will be on your left. You will soon see a prominent formation directly in front of the trail, this is the Citadel Crag. Go through the aspen grove, and approach it. Most of the routes are on the South face.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.5 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Citadel Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Citadel Crag:
Citadel Crack   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Heads of the Valley   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Da Gyps Route   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch   
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Heads of the Valley 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  WY : Vedauwoo : Citadel Crag
This route takes the prominent dike system that diagonals right along the southeast face. The start is the crux and is heady though a fixed stopper eases the groundfall potential. Cruise through the two-move crux, and follow the line of bolts until the dike ends. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

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By erik rieger
From: Ridgway, CO
Oct 17, 2014
Great warm-ups in the north side corridor and sustained face climbs on the west faces here, too.

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