Upper Capitalist Crag Rock Climbing
In the summer of 1993 Alan Nelson and Richard Wright add five routes to upper part of this East-facing gneiss and schist crag. Since these efforts, additional routes have been done in this area. The original crag is now known as Upper Capitalist Crag and the lower/new crag is now known as Lower Capitalist Crag. The routes here are half-rope or less, bolt-protected sport climbs of a moderate level of difficulty.
To avoid duplication, this has been reorganized to reflect this.
Drive west from Golden on US Highway 6 to the east side of Tunnel 3. Hike briefly south (perhaps 250 yards) and largely horizontally. You must go down to access Lower Capitalist Crag.
There is a ledge with some exposure to access the left side of Lower Capitalist Crag.
A. Free Enterprise
, 11 to 12-, 1p, bolts.
, 11, 1p, bolts.
C. Fire the Boss
, 11, 1p, bolts.
D1. Hours for Dollars
, 10, 1p, 80', bolts.
D2. Get Rich
, 10-, 1p, 80', bolts.
Weather station 4.6 miles from here
5 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Upper Capitalist Crag
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Upper Capitalist Crag:
Get Rich 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 80'
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Free Enterprise 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a CO
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The left most route, Free Enterprise follows a small corner system for a couple of clips at 5.11 and then fires straight through the roof. A space of 5.11d/5.12a comes in pulling the roof and moving up the corner above the roof. Things run out a bit at the top on frictional climbing at 5.9....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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