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
Admins: Mike Snyder, Jake Dickerson, Taylor Spiegelberg, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Aeon Aki
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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
 168
Kim
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 38
Little Old Crack aka Boulder Hop
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 93
Sugar Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 5
Underachiever
Trad
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 7
Stem Christie
Trad
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 25
Petit Crapon
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 94
Fantasia
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 12
Tanfasia
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 24
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
 168
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Little Old Crack aka Boulde…
 38
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Sugar Crack
 93
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Underachiever
 5
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Stem Christie
 7
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad
Petit Crapon
 25
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad
Fantasia
 94
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Tanfasia
 12
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Piece of Dirt
 24
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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My friend from Ft. Collins likes to chalk his face, back, and chest before tackling any of the offwidths here (I certainly don't). Apr 8, 2002
Chris Chaney
Stanton, Kentucky
Chris Chaney   Stanton, Kentucky
For someone looking for easier routes Kim, SW Friction and Little Old Crack are a nice concentration of lines in a great setting. You may have to share.... Jun 20, 2010