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Plumb Line Crag

Wyoming > Vedauwoo
Access Issue: Dirt roads reopened as of June 2014 Details

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.

Routes from Left to Right

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 4
Breezy
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 6
High Society
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 5
Euroboy
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 1
Radarete
TR
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 6
Guan Ho
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 7
Edward Humid Hands
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 6
The Spins
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 2
Silver Dollar
Trad
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 8
Closer to the Sun
Trad
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 2
June Bride
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 12
Amaranth
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 1
Sofa King
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 13
Someday, Kids, This Will All Be…
Trad
V3 6A
 1
Unamed Crack 3
Trad, Boulder
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 1
Spit Out
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b V2 5+
 3
Unamed Crack 1
Trad, Boulder
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c V-easy 3
 7
Unamed Crack 2
Trad, Boulder
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c V3 6A
 1
Unamed Wide Roof
Trad, Boulder
V0+ 4+
 1
Unknown Roof Crack
Boulder
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 2
Skybox
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 128
Plumb Line
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 6
Rye
Trad, TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 2
Rockabye
Trad, Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Quinoa
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 14
Barley
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 0
Lady's Night
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 20
Kasha
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 3
Inner Turmoil
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 2
Infusion
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 7
High Tea For Hookers
Trad
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 15
Corn
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 31
Big Pink
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 2
Unnamed Crack 4
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Breezy
 4
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
High Society
 6
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Euroboy
 5
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Radarete
 1
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a TR
Guan Ho
 6
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Edward Humid Hands
 7
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
The Spins
 6
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Silver Dollar
 2
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Closer to the Sun
 8
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
June Bride
 2
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad
Amaranth
 12
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Sofa King
 1
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Someday, Kids, This Will Al…
 13
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Unamed Crack 3
 1
V3 6A Trad, Boulder
Spit Out
 1
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Unamed Crack 1
 3
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b V2 5+ Trad, Boulder
Unamed Crack 2
 7
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c V-easy 3 Trad, Boulder
Unamed Wide Roof
 1
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c V3 6A Trad, Boulder
Unknown Roof Crack
 1
V0+ 4+ Boulder
Skybox
 2
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Plumb Line
 128
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Rye
 6
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Rockabye
 2
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport
Quinoa
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Barley
 14
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Lady's Night
 0
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Kasha
 20
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Inner Turmoil
 3
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Infusion
 2
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
High Tea For Hookers
 7
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Corn
 15
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Big Pink
 31
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Unnamed Crack 4
 2
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad

Photos [Hide ALL Photos]

Melissa climbing the fun 8+? next to Closer to the Sun on the north side of Plumb Line Crag.
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Photo by Kathy Karlo.
[Hide Photo] Melissa climbing the fun 8+? next to Closer to the Sun on the north side of Plumb Line Crag. Photo by Kathy Karlo.
Beta photo of Plumb Line lower tier originally posted by Randy Carmichael in 2004.
[Hide Photo] Beta photo of Plumb Line lower tier originally posted by Randy Carmichael in 2004.
Patrick Kingsbury crushing an offwidth on the crags above the Plumb Line crag. Unfortunately the name [ Lasy's Night] escapes me.
[Hide Photo] Patrick Kingsbury crushing an offwidth on the crags above the Plumb Line crag. Unfortunately the name [ Lasy's Night] escapes me.
Corny but cool.
[Hide Photo] Corny but cool.
Plumb Line Crag - looking north
[Hide Photo] Plumb Line Crag - looking north

Comments [Hide ALL Comments]

D. Scott Clark
Boulder
[Hide Comment] 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