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Dusty S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Last 1/2 Inch S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Something for Dad S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Tavern on the Green S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Thread It Up S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Toe Curl S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Elevation: 9,500 ft
GPS: 39.12, -106.702 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: DavidHH on Jun 7, 2007
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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Powerline is a nice, shaded crag on the Aspen side of Independence Pass. The wall is part of the Ptarmigan Creek area. This crag has pretty much all moderate routes is well bolted and a great place to warmup or teach noobs. The routes are easy but still a lot of fun.

Getting There

The directions are given heading from Aspen towards Twin Lakes. About 0.25 miles past MM52 there is a pullout just past the 35 MPH sign. Park in this pullout. The crag is located 50 yards up CO Hwy 82 and on the north side of the road. Follow CO Hwy 82 for about 50 yards and you will see a trail on the north side of the road. Follow cairns, it's not very long, maybe a 5-10 minute approach.

Per Arik W.: after parking at the turnout and crossing the highway, follow the main path, and then take the first trail on the left. Continue following the path underneath the powerlines. When you get to a boulderfield on the right, head up the hill to get to the climbs.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Powerline

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 17
Tavern on the Green
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 32
Dusty
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 31
Thread It Up
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
 4
Something for Dad
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Tavern on the Green
 17
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Dusty
 32
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Thread It Up
 31
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Something for Dad
 4
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13 Sport
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HansF
Jackson, WY
HansF   Jackson, WY
Fun moderates! There's also a 5.6 far right which is a great warm up and another 5.8 directly to the right of Thread it Up. The 5.8 directly to the right of Thread it Up is by far the best climb at the crag. Jun 23, 2009
Jay W.
Longmont, CO
Jay W.   Longmont, CO
I found the directions a little confusing. The trail you need to follow is right across the road from the pullout. Aug 4, 2012
Parker Wrozek
Denver, CO
Parker Wrozek   Denver, CO
Good place for beginner lead climbers.

I think Thread It Up was the best climb especially if you skip a few bolts and place gear. Sep 14, 2015
Arik W.
Fairplay, CO
Arik W.   Fairplay, CO
Fun little area and easy approach. Directions are definitely a bit confusing. After parking at the turnout and crossing the highway, follow the main path, and then take the first trail on the left. Continue following the path underneath the powerlines. When you get to a boulderfield on the right, head up the hill to get to the climbs. Oct 18, 2015

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