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Plumb Line Crag

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Amaranth T 
Barley T 
Big Pink T 
Breezy T 
Closer to the Sun T 
Corn T 
Edward Humid Hands T 
Euroboy T 
Guan Ho T 
High Society T 
High Tea For Hookers T 
Infusion T 
Inner Turmoil T 
June Bride T 
Kasha T 
Plumb Line T 
Quinoa T 
Radarete TR 
Rockabye T,S 
Rye T,TR 
Silver Dollar T 
Skybox T 
Sofa King T 
Someday, Kids, This Will All Be Yours T 
Spins, The T 
Spit Out S 
Unamed Crack 1 T 
Unamed Crack 2 T 
Unamed Crack 3 T 
Unamed Wide Roof T 
Unknown Roof Crack 
Unnamed Crack 4 T 
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Plumb Line Crag Rock Climbing 


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Location: 41.15662, -105.32649 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

The Plumb Line Crag is located North of the Citadel Crag. The Crag has two distinct tiers. The lower tier has several short easy routes, a perfect hand jam crack (Plumb Line), and some short difficult routes. The upper tier appears to have some nice lines in the 10 and 11 range.

L->R (per D. Scott Clark):

Upper Tier
A. Breezy, 9+, 1p, 70', gear.
B. High Society, 10, 1p, 50', gear.
C. Euroboy, 10, 1p, 50', gear.
D. Radarete, 12-, 1p, 20', TR.
E. Guan Ho, 11-, 1p, 20', gear.
F. Edward Humid Hands, 10+, 1p, 25', gear.
G. The Spins, 11, 1p, 35', gear.
H. Silver Dollar, 10, 1p, gear.
I. Closer to the Sun, 11-, 1p, 30', gear.
J. June Bride, 10, 1p, gear.

Lower Tier
A. Amaranth, 7, 1p, 35', gear.
B. Barley, 6, 1p, 50', gear.
C. Corn, 5, 1p, 50', gear.
D. Kasha, 7+, 1p, 55', gear.
E. Big Pink, 11, 1p, 40', gear.
F. Plumb Line, 9+, 1p, 40', gear.
G. Quinoa, 9, 1p, 40', gear.
H. Rye, 6, 1p, 40', TR.

Getting There 

From the Nautilus parking area drive East / North East on RT. 700 for approximately 2 miles. As the road descends a small hill the 700L spur will be on your right. Drive 200 yards down the 700L spur and park in front of a barbed wire fence and gate.

Walk East through the gate and down the hill, making sure to properly close the gate behind you. At the bottom of the hill, you can either cut directly North and cross the small stream, or you can continue on the road until you can cut North across a beaver dam. Once across the creek, you will follow a trail that roughly parallels the stream. After about 200 yards, the trail basically goes straight East along a fence line with the stream / wetlands on your right. Continue on the trail for approximately one mile, at which point you can clearly see the Citadel Crag NE of the trail. Before reaching the Citadel Crag, turn left and head North through the pasture and aspen trees for about 1/4 mile to the base of the Plumb Line Crag. This should put you directly below the prominent Plumb Line hand crack.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.7 miles from here

32 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',2],['5.8',2],['5.9',5],['5.10',8],['5.11',7],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',2],['V2-3',2],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Plumb Line Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Plumb Line Crag:
Unamed Crack 1   V2 5+     Trad, Boulder, 15'   
Unamed Crack 2   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c V-easy 3     Trad, Boulder, 20'   
High Tea For Hookers   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Plumb Line   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Breezy   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Someday, Kids, This Will All Be Yours   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Euroboy   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
High Society   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Edward Humid Hands   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 25'   
Closer to the Sun   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   
Guan Ho   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 20'   
Big Pink   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
The Spins   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 35'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Beta photo of Plumb Line lower tier originally pos...
BETA PHOTO: Beta photo of Plumb Line lower tier originally pos...
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Patrick Kingsbury crushing an offwidth on the crag...
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Corny but cool.
Rock Climbing Photo: Plumb Line Crag - looking north
BETA PHOTO: Plumb Line Crag - looking north

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By D. Scott Clark
From: Boulder
Aug 8, 2017
Administrators, could you please put the routes in a usable order? Pretty sure a lower tier, upper tier organization would be easy.

Lower Tier (that I know of) left to Right
1. Amaranth
2. Barley
3. Corn
4. Kasha
5. Big Pink
6. Plumb Line
7. Quinoa

Upper Tier (that I know of) Left to Right
1. Breezy
2. High Society
3. Euroboy
4. The Spins

Also, what is the name of the 8+ on the opposite side of the cave next to Closer To The Sun? Could not find it on the list. Really fun climb.

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