Elevation: 6,600 ft
GPS: 39.74, -105.328 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures/CDOT Road Work Details

Description

In the summer of 1993, Alan Nelson and I add five routes to this East facing crag to provide a shady place to climb. The five routes here were simul-drilled in about one day, so the guilt for any bad bolts can be shared by both of us. It is unfortunate that the crag sees very little action since the routes turned out to be fun and well protected. The rock had some friable surface in 1993 but this has cleaned up nicely. Numbering begins on the left with Free Enterprise (#1). Climbing runs from 5.10 to 5.12a with interesting moves through the roofs.

Eds. since this original post, 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. To avoid duplication, this has been reorganized.

Getting There

Capitalist Crag is located on the East side of tunnel 3 and the easiest approach is to park as you would for the Wall of the '90s and hike the 300 yards along the road. The obvious wall with a roof in the middle is Upper Capitalist Crag.

Routes:

Lower Capitalist Crag

Lower Left Side

A. Vitamin N, 8+, 1p, 100', bolts.
B. Monty, 7, 1p, 100', gear.
C. Aries, 11, 1p, 100', bolts & pin.
D. Lunchmoney, 9+, 1p, 100', bolts.
E. Five Finger Discount, 10-, 1p, 100', bolts.
F. Change/Cheap Labor, 9+, 1p, 100', bolts.
G. Downsizing, 10-, 1p, 100' bolts.

Upper Left Side

H. Contra, 11, 1p, bolts.

Upper Right Side

I. Stroh's, 11-, 1p, bolts.
J. Stroh's Lite, 11+, 1p, TR or ?bolts & pin, no hangers?

Upper Capitalist Crag

L. Free Enterprise, 11 to 12-, 1p, bolts.
M. Entrepreneur, 11, 1p, bolts.
N. Fire the Boss, 11, 1p, bolts.
O1. Hours for Dollars, 10, 1p, 80', bolts.
O2. Get Rich, 10-, 1p, 80', bolts.

21 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Capitalist Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 64
Mounty
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 217
Vitamin-N
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 374
Lunchmoney
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 94
Get Rich
Sport, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 187
Five Finger Discount
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 204
Cheap Labor
Trad, Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 107
Aries
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 31
Venture Capital
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 137
High Tides
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 44
Stroh's
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 29
Entrepreneur
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 33
Free Enterprise
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 14
Capital Punishment
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 3
Guns, Money, & Whiskey
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Mounty Lower Capitalist Crag
 64
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Vitamin-N Lower Capitalist Crag
 217
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Lunchmoney Lower Capitalist Crag
 374
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Get Rich Upper Capitalist Crag
 94
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, TR
Five Finger Discount Lower Capitalist Crag
 187
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Cheap Labor Lower Capitalist Crag
 204
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Aries Lower Capitalist Crag
 107
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Venture Capital Lower Capitalist Crag
 31
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
High Tides Lower Capitalist Crag
 137
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Stroh's Lower Capitalist Crag
 44
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Entrepreneur Upper Capitalist Crag
 29
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Free Enterprise Upper Capitalist Crag
 33
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Capital Punishment Upper Capitalist Crag
 14
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Guns, Money, & Whiskey Upper Capitalist Crag
 3
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
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