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Submitted By: David Hodges on Jun 7, 2007
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Description 

A nice shaded crag on the Aspen side of Independence Pass. The wall is part of the Ptarmigan Creek area. This crag has pretty much all moderate routes is well bolted and a great place to warmup or teach noobs. Routes are easy but still a lot of fun.

Getting There 

The directions are given heading from Aspen towards Twin Lakes. About 0.25 miles past MM52 there is a pullout just past the 35 MPH sign. Park in this pullout. The crag is located 50 yards up CO Hwy 82 and on the north side of the road. Follow CO Hwy 82 for about 50 yards and you will see a trail on the north side of the road. Follow cairns, it's not very long, maybe a 5-10 minute approach.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.2 miles from here

5 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Powerline:
Dusty   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Last 1/2 Inch   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Toe Curl    5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Thread It Up   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Featured Route For Powerline
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Last 1/2 Inch 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  CO : Independence Pass : Powerline
This is a fun, quick route on the very far left of the wall. Follow 6 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor with chains. I'm not sure, but you might be able to scramble and set a TR on this climb. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By HansF
From: Jackson, WY
Jun 23, 2009
Fun moderates! There's also a 5.6 far right which is a great warm up and another 5.8 directly to the right of Thread it Up. The 5.8 directly to the right of Thread it Up is by far the best climb at the crag.
By Jay W.
From: Longmont, CO
Aug 4, 2012
I found the directions a little confusing. The trail you need to follow is right across the road from the pullout.