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Lower Capitalist Crag has a selection of moderate sport climbs, a couple of "trad" routes, and a few harder testpieces for the Clear Creek Canyon climber wanting a change of scenery and avoidance of traffic noise. The crag faces east, has a quick and flat approach, and also provides warm ups for the routes up the hill on Capitalist -- yielding about a dozen routes total for a nice afternoon workout.
Park on the west side of tunnel 2 in the MissionWall/Wall90s parking. Walk west to tunnel 3 and follow a trail upstream. At the base of the hill going up to Capitalist (where shotgun shells, glass, and beer cans usually reside), go downhill (usually marked by cairn)along a faint traversing trail to the ledges of the lower crag. Lunchmoney is the first climb you come to as you hop onto the ledge. The Contra ledge is the ramp above the top anchors of Mounty and Vitamin-N.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Lower Capitalist Crag:
Mounty 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Vitamin-N 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Five Finger Discount 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Lunchmoney 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Cheap Labor 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Aries 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
High Tides 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 35'
Stroh's 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Venture Capital 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
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Lunchmoney 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a CO : Golden : ... : Lower Capitalist Crag
Approach as for Upper Capitalist, but instead of going uphill to the crag, go down the broken hill to the southeast. Lunchmoney is located roughly hundred yards upstream from Upper Capitalist Crag. The chains are obvious from this point. There is a belay bolt on the ledge at the start of the climb. Climb up the steep face, pull through weakness in the roof to easy ledge system. The last three clips on the upper wall is the crux on a beautiful smooth flake. Rap 100 feet to ground. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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