Lower Capitalist Crag Rock Climbing
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Raptor Closures Effective February 1-July 31
Tunnel 1 closure
For more details visit: jeffco.us/open-space/alerts…
The two areas Jefferson County Open Space intends to close in Clear Creek Canyon, shown on the attached maps, encompass the active eagle nests. If the Clear Creek eagles continue to nest in the active nests, these areas will remain closed from February 1 through July 31. If the eagles choose different nesting sites, the closures will be adjusted accordingly to protect those eagles during their breeding season.
Currently, rock climbing areas that fall inside of the seasonal raptor closures include:
June 7, 2021 - TBD: Highway 6 is currently doing full road closures from Sunday night to Friday morning every week. The closure is from the junction of Highway 119 and Highway 6 to the junction of Highway 40 and Highway 6 (mile post ~260 to ~257). Vehicles that remain in the closure will be towed at owners expense.
Most of the routes start off of exposed ledge systems, therefore it is wise to be conscious of belay anchors (fixed slung chockstones, belay bolts, or trad anchors). All routes can be done safely with one 60 meter rope. Be careful of loose rock on the ledges if above other climbers.
A few recommended routes: Lunchmoney (9+), Cheap Labor (10a), and Stroh's (11+).
To approach Stroh's ledge, instead of going down hill to the main lower crag, follow a ramp (marked by "MAC JO" graffiti) up and left to find a big boulder at the base of the Stroh's route.
Lower Left Side
A. This Lonely View, 10-, 1p, 100', bolts.
B. Vitamin N, 9-, 1p, 100', bolts.
C. Mounty, 8-, 1p, 100', gear.
D. Aries, 11, 1p, 100', bolts & pin.
E. Change/Cheap Labor, 9+, 1p, 100', bolts.
F. Five Finger Discount, 10-, 1p, 100', bolts.
G. Lunchmoney, 9+, 1p, 100', bolts.
H. Downsizing, 10-, 1p, 100' bolts.
Upper Left Side
I. Contra, 11, 1p, bolts.
Upper Right Side
J. Stroh's, 11-, 1p, bolts.
K. Stroh's Lite, 11+, 1p, TR or ?bolts & pin, no hangers?
Down low near Clear Creek (not in the L->R)
AA1. High Tides, 10+, 1p, 35', bolts.
AA2. Flexin' Flake, 10-, 1p, 30', gear.
Classic Climbing Routes at Lower Capitalist Crag
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