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Routes in Plumb Line Crag

Amaranth T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Barley T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Big Pink T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Breezy T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Closer to the Sun T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Corn T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Edward Humid Hands T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Euroboy T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Guan Ho T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
High Society T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
High Tea For Hookers T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Infusion T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Inner Turmoil T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
June Bride T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Kasha T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Lady's Night T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Plumb Line T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Quinoa T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Radarete TR 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Rockabye T,S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Rye T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Silver Dollar T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Skybox T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Sofa King T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Someday, Kids, This Will All Be Yours T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Spins, The T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Spit Out S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Unamed Crack 1 T V2 5+
Unamed Crack 2 T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c V-easy 3
Unamed Crack 3 T V3 6A
Unamed Wide Roof T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c V3 6A
Unknown Roof Crack V0+ 4+
Unnamed Crack 4 T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
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Type: Trad, 50 ft
FA: Mike Duncan and Rob Kelman, 2002.
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Shared By: Randy Carmichael on Sep 4, 2004
Admins: Mike Snyder, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Aeon Aki

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Dirt roads reopened as of June 2014 Details

Description

Barley is a good, short intro to offwidths, with an emphasis on short.

Barley is located on the SW side of Plumb Line Crag. It is on the lower tier of the Crag. It is about 50 feet to the left of the distinct Plumb Line hand crack, and is 10 feet to the left of Corn. The climb begins from a small perch that is formed between a large boulder and the cliff. Follow a clean crack that begins with hand jams and widens to off width about halfway up the wall. From the base, the climb doesn't look like it will present any challenge, but the first moves and the wide section will surprise you. Set up the belay in a cave formed by the large boulders perched on the crag's middle terrace.

To exit, scrabble off to your right (East), staying high on the terrace until you are on the East side of the Crag. Alternatively, there are bolted anchors on the large boulder just above the Plumb Line crack that can be used for a rappel.

Protection

A light rack with medium-to-large cams. The best size for the wide section is a #5 Camalot, my #4.5 was marginal. #1 and #2 Camalots are perfect for the belay anchor.

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Christina kalb
Boulder, CO
 
Christina kalb   Boulder, CO
 
I took a #6 Camalot, and it worked great in the offwidth section. Aug 23, 2009