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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, 100 ft Fixed Hardware (2)
FA: R. Laird and C. Laird
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Shared By: ryan laird on Sep 16, 2008
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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The route begins approximately 15 feet to the left of Lunch Money (just right of Cheap Labor). Easy climbing leads up the face below a short roof. Continue through the flaky/juggy roof and past a few ledges to the base of a clean headwall. Interesting, body positioning moves through the headwall will take you to the anchor.

The climbing to the base of the headwall follows the natural weakness in this area of the cliff. The route continues straight through the headwall to create a crux finish.


Bolted. As of 2017, top anchor is 2 stainless steel rings and a 3rd hangered bolt on the left that can be clipped while toproping.


Boulder, CO
Jeremy   Boulder, CO
Another indication that I was climbing horribly today. This route wasn't in our book and I would have given it an 11 rating. To me this was at least a number grade harder than the surrounding routes.

Did a hold break off the sloper headwall? Jun 20, 2010
Dale D
Parker, CO
Dale D   Parker, CO
A tad more difficult than Lunchmoney, which requires a little bit of muscle. More balance than brawn will get you through the crux up high - last two bolts. Jul 29, 2010
L Kap
Boulder, CO
L Kap   Boulder, CO
The crux at the smoothish headwall requires a couple of high steps. To get up onto the intial bulge at the headwall, move right. Hard move if you have weak quads like I do, but there are decent (not great) hands if you look for them. Mar 24, 2015
Castle Rock, CO
aikibujin   Castle Rock, CO
I thought this was just as fun as Lunch Money. The bottom part is easier, and the top crux is about the same difficulty. The cold shut anchors are about 1/4 way worn through. The lone bolt to the left looks to be in great shape, but there is no lowering gear. May 1, 2017
Greg Barnes and I replaced the two cold shuts at the anchor with Petzl SS hangers and SS quicklinks and rings. The original bolts are 3/8" x 3.5" SS wedge anchors, so we did not replace them. The hardware for this work was provided by the American Safe Climbing Association( They appreciate your support. May 8, 2017
w1sd0m Wisdom
Denver, CO
w1sd0m Wisdom   Denver, CO
The nut on the second to last bolt was very loose when we climbed it yesterday. I hand tightened it, but it could probably use a wrench. May 6, 2018

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