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Routes in Lower Capitalist Crag

Aries S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Cheap Labor T,S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Contra S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Downsizing S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Five Finger Discount S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Flexin' Flake T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
High Tides S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Lunchmoney S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Mounty T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Stroh's S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Strohs Lite S,TR 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Venture Capital S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Vitamin-N S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Vaino Kodas & Mary Zuvela, 2004
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Shared By: Leo Paik on Apr 13, 2005
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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There is a route (at least since '04) here left of Strohs Lite with black hangers that has not apparently been submitted as a route to the database. Thought it was Strohs Lite until I looked at the rock photo. It is fun & challenging for us overweight, middle-aged climbers with high weight-to-strength ratios.

It starts on the ledge above Lunchmoney's top anchors, probably 15 feet away, and has a 2 bolt anchor at its base. You can approach via Lunchmoney or Cheap Labor (then traverse righjt) or up the exposed, loose ledge past Stroh's & Strohs Lite.

Start up with 2 pockets and pop up to a ledge. Find a reachy start off the big ledge. Fire up a stretch of small holds & a more-strenuous-than-it-looks section to a long reach off slippery footholds to a thank-goodness hold. Finish in a small pod with a 2 bolt anchor with links/chains. Closely bolted, thanks. Rap.


7 QDs, something for anchors.


Darren Mabe
Flagstaff, AZ
Darren Mabe   Flagstaff, AZ
Leo. Nope. Not one of mine. It looks pretty fun though! Is it in-line enough with Lunchmoney to do as one long pitch? I will check it out...

Also, last time I was there, I noticed a pair of bolts around the corner from Strohs. Looks like someone is working on a new one.

By the way, I stripped the hangers off of Strohs Lite, because I [didn't] think the route was that great.

-DarrenMabe Apr 28, 2005
Ron Olsen
Boulder, CO
Ron Olsen   Boulder, CO
The name of this route is "Venture Capital", 11a, first ascent by Vaino Kodas and Mary Zuvela, 2004.

See… Sep 11, 2005
Nice route. You can warm up on Lunch Money, bypass its anchors to the right, and then belay at the base of VC. With some long runners, it could probably be linked with Lunch Money. Jun 17, 2011
Fun route. Found this to be quite a bit easier than Stroh's. Jul 25, 2013
Le Bob
Le Bob   Lakewood,CO
Should be called "Ad-venture Capital". I would recommend linking straight from Lunch Money and then belaying up the follower from the top, because there is a nice belay stance on both the bottom and top of this route. The 5.11 isn't very long but has some great movement, linking it would be a treat. Oct 5, 2017

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