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Plumb Line Crag 


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BETA PHOTO: Plumb Line Crag - looking north

Description 

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.


Getting There 

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.


30 Total Routes


['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',2],['5.8',1],['5.9',5],['5.10',7],['5.11',6],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',2],['V2-3',3],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Plumb Line Crag:
Unamed Crack 2   V0 4     Trad, Boulder, 20'   
Unamed Crack 1   V2 5+     Trad, Boulder, 15'   
Breezy   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Plumb Line   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Euroboy   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
High Society   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Someday Kids, This Will All Be Yours   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Edward Humid Hands   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 25'   
Closer to the Sun   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   
Guan Ho   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 20'   
Big Pink   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
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This is the beautiful parrallel sided splitter tight hands to hand crack. It has one real tight section where a ring lock is useful, but it is only one move long. You can sit start it for added value. You wouldn't want to fall off this thing, the landing is uneven and it would even be fairly ineffective to pad it. There is also a cool low ball hand crack roof around the corner to the left, also 5.11, and there is a boulder about fifty feet to the right which leans against the rock this split...[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

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Patrick Kingsbury crushing an offwidth on the crags above the Plumb Line crag. Unfortunately the name escapes me.
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By Brian Scoggins
From: Eugene, OR
Jul 17, 2011
CONDITION REPORT 

The back way in (road 700C) is currently closed for erosion control. Please plan accordingly.