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Description

In the summer of 1993 Alan Nelson and Richard Wright add five routes to upper part of this East-facing gneiss and schist crag. Since these efforts, additional routes have been done in this area. The original crag is now known as Upper Capitalist Crag and the lower/new crag is now known as Lower Capitalist Crag. The routes here are half-rope or less, bolt-protected sport climbs of a moderate level of difficulty.

To avoid duplication, this has been reorganized to reflect this.

Getting There

Drive west from Golden on US Highway 6 to the east side of Tunnel 3. Hike briefly south (perhaps 250 yards) and largely horizontally. You must go down to access Lower Capitalist Crag.

There is a ledge with some exposure to access the left side of Lower Capitalist Crag.

L->R:

A. Guns, Money, & Whiskey, 13, 1p, 70', bolts.
BA. Capital Whiskey, 13-, 1p, 60', bolts.
B. Capital Punishment, 13-, 1p, 70', bolts.
C. Free Enterprise, 11 to 12-, 1p, bolts.
D. Entrepreneur, 11, 1p, bolts.
E. Fire the Boss, 11, 1p, bolts.
F1. Hours for Dollars, 10, 1p, 80', bolts.
F2. Get Rich, 10-, 1p, 80', bolts.

8 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Upper Capitalist Crag

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5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 26
Entrepreneur
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 21
Free Enterprise
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 7
Capital Punishment
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Entrepreneur
 26
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Free Enterprise
 21
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Capital Punishment
 7
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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ScoJo
Boulder, CO
ScoJo   Boulder, CO
There are two routes left of Free Enterprise with shiny new hangers. Anyone know what they are? Oct 29, 2017