Elevation: 2,713 ft
GPS: 36.239, -115.311 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Art Morimitsu on Apr 20, 2007 with improvements by KyleSmith
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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.
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 7
Big Favor
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 3
Monster Truck Challenge
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 8
Mud Tiger
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 8
Dirt Lion
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Big Favor
 7
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Monster Truck Challenge
 3
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Mud Tiger
 8
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
Dirt Lion
 8
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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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
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
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
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
Hyland Markle
Morgantown, WV
Hyland Markle   Morgantown, WV
We came to RR on a climbing trip for Spring Break from WV. It rained today, the first day we're here, so we headed to the Urban and Suburban crags. Suburban crag is kinda choss (and bolts are gone), but we had a lot of fun at the Urban Crag. It was sprinkling all day off and on while we were there, and it really wasn't too bad - the rock was less slick when wet than I've experienced with other limestone cliffs. I think this is a fine place to go if it's raining and you can't climb in RR. The routes are relatively short but they've got interesting holds and some fun movement. Not a bad little crag. The crag is here: 36.238285, -115.311820. Mar 10, 2018