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Upper Capitalist Crag

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L to R R to L Alpha
Entrepreneur S 
Fire The Boss S 
Free Enterprise S 
Get Rich S,TR 
Hours For Dollars S 

Upper Capitalist Crag  


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Description 

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.

Getting There 

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.

L->R: 

A. Free Enterprise, 11 to 12-, 1p, bolts.
B. Entrepreneur, 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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.6 miles from here

5 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',2],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['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 Upper Capitalist Crag:
Get Rich   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
Hours For Dollars   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Entrepreneur   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
Free Enterprise   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
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Fire The Boss 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  CO : Golden : ... : Upper Capitalist Crag
From the middle of the crag, Fire The Boss angles a bit right up a short ramp with what was some surface debris. This has markedly improved over the years, but some the starting rock is still friable. Nonetheless, Fire The Boss still kicks up some fine climbing. Chase four bolts of 5.10 climbing to a complex sequence into a corner system and over the roof. The crux is in getting bcak on the feet after turning the corner, and this is a fun sequence on great stone....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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