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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: Trad, 30 ft
FA: Alex, Beth Huxster, March 25, 2013
Page Views: 185 total · 3/month
Shared By: Bawdy B on Mar 26, 2014
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Start at the base of High Tides, in the crack to the right.

Take the large flake out for a traverse right to the next vertical crack. Shimmy up that crack (this is the crux!), and then top out/walk off for a cruiser finish. There is a belay bolt near the top you can use to help build an anchor.

The top is a bit moss covered. This is a fun route to rebuild your ego if you keep getting shut down on High Tides.


It is immediately right of High Tides by Clear Creek. Use the large crack (that can also be used for High Tides), then the undercling traverse to the right. Watch out for the less than ideal feet.


We used about 8 cams and 1 nut. The undercling traverse takes gear like a champ. Once you start trying to pull the crux, watch out for the flake flex!


Jay Eggleston
Jay Eggleston   Denver
The undercling traverse is mostly hand jams, and I did not experience a flexing flake. There is grass on the topout to the first big ledge but not horrible moss or lichen. The route is a nice short diversion if you are in the area. Jul 25, 2016

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