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Routes in Urban Crag

Dirt Lion S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Eat Dick S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
MT S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Mega Poser S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Mud Tiger S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Navajo S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Unnamed 5.10 S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Elevation: 2,713 ft
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Shared By: Art Morimitsu on Apr 20, 2007
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Description

Urban Crag is the first large cave on Lone Mountain look for the graffiti letters J M T. 14 routes exist ranging from 5.9-5.12a, sunny east facing with afternoon shade. The routes here are on mainly vertical to steep/slightly overhanging rock. Standout routes include Mud Tiger (5.11b), Dirt Lion (5.12a), Mega Poser (5.12a), Monster Truck Challenge (5.11d) and Twilight of a Poser (5.11a).

Getting There

From the city park on Jensen just North of the mtn. Follow the trail south of the park to a large cave (ignoring the first smaller alcove you come to).

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Classic Climbing Routes at Urban Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Mud Tiger
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5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Dirt Lion
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Mud Tiger 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Dirt Lion 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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Noah Yetter
Lakewood, CO
Noah Yetter   Lakewood, CO
If Red Rock is wet, do yourself a favor and go to the gym instead of coming here.

As of Dec '15 access from the park mentioned in the description is not possible due to construction. There's another park up the road you can park at and take a longer walk from. Better yet... don't. Dec 19, 2015
smassey
CO
smassey   CO
I believe Leo Henson added quite a few routes to both crags. New topos are available at Desert Rock Sports. Nov 7, 2011
EmilyFox
Oakland, CA
EmilyFox   Oakland, CA
I also climbed some bolted climbs in what felt like 5.5 - 5.8 range. Would love to see credit for who put them up. May 10, 2011
It seems like additional routes have been added to the Urban and Suburban Crags since Islands in the Sky was written. Does anyone have any info on them? We climbed what felt like 5.6+ and 5.7 routes for which we have not been able to find any documentation. Both climbs were VERY fun, albeit quite runout in sections outside of each route's crux.

Please share any info that you have.

Thanks ahead for your help! Dec 25, 2008

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