Elevation: 8,406 ft
GPS: 41.167, -105.397 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Scott Hansen on Nov 29, 1999 with 2 Suggestions
Admins: Mike Snyder, Taylor Spiegelberg, Jake Dickerson, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Aeon Aki
Access Issue: Dirt roads reopened as of June 2014 Details

Description

Poland Hill is all trad with the exception of a couple of bolted lines. The majority of routes are in the 5.6-5.10a range, with lots of 5.9s. The climbing is mostly south facing and sunny. There are rap anchors for decent on both the Southeast side and on the Rat Brain. Tape usage is advised. Must do routes include Kim 5.6 and Skull 5.10a.

Getting There

After exiting I-80 to the North, following the signs to Vedauwoo Road, you cross a cattle guard. The turn off to Poland Hill is the very first left you can make after the cattle guard. This should be road 700G. Take this road as far as you can to a nice little rustic parking area that makes a rather nice picnic area. Then proceed to undertake a typical Vedauwoo approach. Point your nose in the direction of the rock you want and start walking. Poland Hill sits out all alone and the Rat Brain is a pretty unmistakable feature. The arching crack on the Rat Brain is Kim. Go say "Hello" to Kim.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Poland Hill

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V10- 7C+
 3
Cumulus
Boulder
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 198
Kim
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 46
Little Old Crack aka Boulder Hop
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 126
Sugar Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 9
Underachiever
Trad
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 12
Stem Christie
Trad
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 36
Petit Crapon
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 118
Fantasia
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 67
Skull
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 15
Tanfasia
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 9
Orbital Ridge
Trad, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 28
Piece of Dirt
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c V2 5+
 7
The Bistro
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Cumulus
 3
V10- 7C+ Boulder
Kim
 198
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Little Old Crack aka Boulde…
 46
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Sugar Crack
 126
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Underachiever
 9
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Stem Christie
 12
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad
Petit Crapon
 36
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad
Fantasia
 118
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Skull
 67
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Tanfasia
 15
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Orbital Ridge
 9
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Piece of Dirt
 28
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
The Bistro
 7
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c V2 5+ Boulder
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