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Routes in Plumb Line Crag

Amaranth T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Barley T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Big Pink T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Breezy T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Closer to the Sun T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Corn T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Edward Humid Hands T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Euroboy T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Guan Ho T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
High Society T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
High Tea For Hookers T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Infusion T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Inner Turmoil T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
June Bride T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Kasha T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Lady's Night T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Plumb Line T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Quinoa T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Radarete TR 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Rockabye T,S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Rye T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Silver Dollar T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Skybox T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Sofa King T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Someday, Kids, This Will All Be Yours T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Spins, The T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Spit Out S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Unamed Crack 1 T V2 5+
Unamed Crack 2 T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c V-easy 3
Unamed Crack 3 T V3 6A
Unamed Wide Roof T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c V3 6A
Unknown Roof Crack V0+ 4+
Unnamed Crack 4 T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
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Shared By: Randy Carmichael on Sep 7, 2004
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


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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D. Scott Clark
D. Scott Clark   Boulder
Administrators, could you please put the routes in a usable order? Pretty sure a lower tier, upper tier organization would be easy.

Lower Tier (that I know of) left to Right
1. Amaranth
2. Barley
3. Corn
4. Kasha
5. Big Pink
6. Plumb Line
7. Quinoa

Upper Tier (that I know of) Left to Right
1. Breezy
2. High Society
3. Euroboy
4. The Spins

Also, what is the name of the 8+ on the opposite side of the cave next to Closer To The Sun? Could not find it on the list. Really fun climb. Aug 8, 2017

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