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 · Updates
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Aeon Aki, Mike Snyder, Taylor Spiegelberg, Jake Dickerson
Access Issue: Bad Bolt Submission Form 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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V5 6C
 4
Soul of a Poet
Boulder
V10- 7C+
 3
Cumulus
Boulder
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 239
Kim
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 54
Little Old Crack aka Boulder Hop
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 154
Sugar Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 16
Stem Christie
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 45
Petit Crapon
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 147
Fantasia
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 49
Overload
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 77
Skull
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 18
Tanfasia
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 10
Orbital Ridge
Trad, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 33
Piece of Dirt
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c V2 5+
 9
The Bistro
Boulder
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 6
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Soul of a Poet
 4
V5 6C Boulder
Cumulus
 3
V10- 7C+ Boulder
Kim
 239
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Little Old Crack aka Boulde…
 54
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Sugar Crack
 154
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Stem Christie
 16
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad
Petit Crapon
 45
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Fantasia
 147
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Overload
 49
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Skull
 77
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Tanfasia
 18
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Orbital Ridge
 10
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Piece of Dirt
 33
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
The Bistro
 9
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c V2 5+ Boulder
Remote Control
 6
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad
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