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Urban Crag Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Art Morimitsu on Apr 20, 2007
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Urban Crag is the first large cave on Lone Mountain look for the graffiti letters J M T. 14 routes exist ranging from 5.9-5.12a, sunny east facing with afternoon shade. The routes here are on mainly vertical to steep/slightly overhanging rock. Standout routes include Mud Tiger (5.11b), Dirt Lion (5.12a), Mega Poser (5.12a), Monster Truck Challenge (5.11d) and Twilight of a Poser (5.11a).

Getting There 

From the city park on Jensen just North of the mtn. Follow the trail south of the park to a large cave (ignoring the first smaller alcove you come to).

Climbing Season

For the Lone Mountain area.

Weather station 8.3 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Urban Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Urban Crag:
Mud Tiger   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   
Dirt Lion   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 60'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Unnamed 5.10, follows the crack just right of the ...

Unnamed 5.10 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Nevada : La Madre Range : ... : Urban Crag
This was my favorite route at the crag. It has some length and variety. Start out in a section of opposing corners with some stemming, climb left along an intermittent crack for a while, then pull a bulge on sharp holds to head for the anchors. Islands in the Sky rates this 5.10, the older Brock Vegas Limestone book rated it 5.10a, but I felt it was easier than any of the other 5.10 routes at the crag.Please don't TR directly through the open cold shuts, use your own equipment so they don't w...[more]   Browse More Classics in Nevada

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Rock Climbing Photo: Left of the big crack.
BETA PHOTO: Left of the big crack.
Rock Climbing Photo: Urban Crag from the current parking area.
Urban Crag from the current parking area.

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By Ron Graham
Dec 25, 2008
It seems like additional routes have been added to the Urban and Suburban Crags since Islands in the Sky was written. Does anyone have any info on them? We climbed what felt like 5.6+ and 5.7 routes for which we have not been able to find any documentation. Both climbs were VERY fun, albeit quite runout in sections outside of each route's crux.

Please share any info that you have.

Thanks ahead for your help!
By EmilyFox
From: Oakland, CA
May 10, 2011
I also climbed some bolted climbs in what felt like 5.5 - 5.8 range. Would love to see credit for who put them up.
By smassey
From: CO
Nov 7, 2011
I believe Leo Henson added quite a few routes to both crags. New topos are available at Desert Rock Sports.
By Noah Yetter
From: Lakewood, CO
Dec 19, 2015
If Red Rock is wet, do yourself a favor and go to the gym instead of coming here.

As of Dec '15 access from the park mentioned in the description is not possible due to construction. There's another park up the road you can park at and take a longer walk from. Better yet... don't.

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