Elevation: 7,976 ft
GPS: 41.157, -105.326 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Randy Carmichael on Sep 7, 2004
Admins: Mike Snyder, Taylor Spiegelberg, Jake Dickerson, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Aeon Aki

Description

The Plumb Line Crag is located North of the Citadel Crag. The Crag has two distinct tiers. The lower tier has several short easy routes, a perfect hand jam crack (Plumb Line), and some short difficult routes. The upper tier appears to have some nice lines in the 10 and 11 range.

L->R (per D Scott Clark):

Upper Tier
A. Breezy, 9+, 1p, 70', gear.
B. High Society, 10, 1p, 50', gear.
C. Euroboy, 10, 1p, 50', gear.
D. Radarete, 12-, 1p, 20', TR.
E. Guan Ho, 11-, 1p, 20', gear.
F. Edward Humid Hands, 10+, 1p, 25', gear.
G. The Spins, 11, 1p, 35', gear.
H. Silver Dollar, 10, 1p, gear.
I. Closer to the Sun, 11-, 1p, 30', gear.
J. June Bride, 10, 1p, gear.

Lower Tier
A. Amaranth, 7, 1p, 35', gear.
B. Barley, 6, 1p, 50', gear.
C. Corn, 5, 1p, 50', gear.
D. Kasha, 7+, 1p, 55', gear.
E. Big Pink, 11, 1p, 40', gear.
F. Plumb Line, 9+, 1p, 40', gear.
G. Quinoa, 9, 1p, 40', gear.
H. Rye, 6, 1p, 40', TR.

Getting There

From the Nautilus parking area drive East / North East on RT. 700 for approximately 2 miles. As the road descends a small hill the 700L spur will be on your right. Drive 200 yards down the 700L spur and park in front of a barbed wire fence and gate.

Walk East through the gate and down the hill, making sure to properly close the gate behind you. At the bottom of the hill, you can either cut directly North and cross the small stream, or you can continue on the road until you can cut North across a beaver dam. Once across the creek, you will follow a trail that roughly parallels the stream. After about 200 yards, the trail basically goes straight East along a fence line with the stream / wetlands on your right. Continue on the trail for approximately one mile, at which point you can clearly see the Citadel Crag NE of the trail. Before reaching the Citadel Crag, turn left and head North through the pasture and aspen trees for about 1/4 mile to the base of the Plumb Line Crag. This should put you directly below the prominent Plumb Line hand crack.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Plumb Line 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 V-easy 3
 7
Unamed Crack 2
Trad, Boulder
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 7
High Tea For Hookers
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 152
Plumb Line
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 4
Breezy
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 3
Inner Turmoil
Trad 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 11
High Society
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 10
Euroboy
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 15
Someday, Kids, This Will All Be…
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 3
Skybox
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 8
Edward Humid Hands
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b V2 5+
 3
Unamed Crack 1
Trad, Boulder
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 10
Closer to the Sun
Trad
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 6
Guan Ho
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 36
Big Pink
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 8
The Spins
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Unamed Crack 2
 7
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c V-easy 3 Trad, Boulder
High Tea For Hookers
 7
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Plumb Line
 152
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Breezy
 4
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Inner Turmoil
 3
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
High Society
 11
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Euroboy
 10
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Someday, Kids, This Will Al…
 15
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Skybox
 3
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Edward Humid Hands
 8
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Unamed Crack 1
 3
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b V2 5+ Trad, Boulder
Closer to the Sun
 10
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Guan Ho
 6
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Big Pink
 36
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
The Spins
 8
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
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