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Plumb Line Crag

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Plumb Line Crag 

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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.

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.

30 Total Routes

['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Plumb Line Crag:
Unamed Crack 2   V0 4     Trad, Boulder, 20'   
Unamed Crack 1   V2 5+     Trad, Boulder, 15'   
Breezy   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Plumb Line   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Euroboy   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
High Society   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Someday Kids, This Will All Be Yours   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Edward Humid Hands   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 25'   
Closer to the Sun   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   
Guan Ho   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 20'   
Big Pink   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Breezy 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a  WY : Vedauwoo : Plumb Line Crag
Start right of Damage Done and above Kasha in a big, open slot with some boulders at the bottom. Climb this as the slot narrows and the stemming gives way to a squeeze exit. Not quite as hard as it looks from the ground FA: Jim Brink and Rob Kelman, 2005.Descent: significant scrambling to the back and left. Iíve been told there are rappel bolts currently, but I havenít been there recently to verify it....[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

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Patrick Kingsbury crushing an offwidth on the crags above the Plumb Line crag. Unfortunately the name escapes me.
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By Brian Scoggins
From: Eugene, OR
Jul 17, 2011

The back way in (road 700C) is currently closed for erosion control. Please plan accordingly.