Plumb Line Crag Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Plumb Line Crag - looking north
The Plumb Line Crag is located North of the Citadel Crag. The Crag has two distinct tiers. The lower tier has several short easy routes, a perfect hand jam crack (Plumb Line), and some short difficult routes. The upper tier appears to have some nice lines in the 10 and 11 range.
From the Nautilus parking area drive East / North East on RT. 700 for approximately 2 miles. As the road descends a small hill the 700L spur will be on your right. Drive 200 yards down the 700L spur and park in front of a barbed wire fence and gate.
Walk East through the gate and down the hill, making sure to properly close the gate behind you. At the bottom of the hill, you can either cut directly North and cross the small stream, or you can continue on the road until you can cut North across a beaver dam. Once across the creek, you will follow a trail that roughly parallels the stream. After about 200 yards, the trail basically goes straight East along a fence line with the stream / wetlands on your right. Continue on the trail for approximately one mile, at which point you can clearly see the Citadel Crag NE of the trail. Before reaching the Citadel Crag, turn left and head North through the pasture and aspen trees for about 1/4 mile to the base of the Plumb Line Crag. This should put you directly below the prominent Plumb Line hand crack.
Weather station 2.5 miles from here
32 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Plumb Line Crag
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Plumb Line Crag:
Breezy 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Plumb Line 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Euroboy 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Guan Ho 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 20'
Big Pink 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Featured Route For Plumb Line Crag
Big Pink 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c WY
: Plumb Line Crag
This is the lead to test all hard offwidth climbers. Its moderate grade keeps it from getting much press, but anyone familiar with Scarpelli .11b's will have some idea of what to expect. Rest assured, this is probably one of the hardest offwidths at Vedauwoo. It is overhanging the whole way and the crux is close to the top. Unlike a lot of other hard offwidths, you can not crimp your way through the crux on this one. Technique will be your only hope, so if you don't have any, then you won't...[more] Browse More Classics in WY
Patrick Kingsbury crushing an offwidth on the crag...
By Brian Scoggins
From: Laramie, WY
Jul 17, 2011
The back way in (road 700C) is currently closed for erosion control. Please plan accordingly.