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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Powerline:
Tavern on the Green   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
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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Erik leading.

Thread It Up 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  CO : Independence Pass : Powerline
This is the 3rd route from the left on Powerline. Follow 6 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor. IMHO, it is the 2nd best route at the crag....[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.
By Parker Wrozek
Sep 14, 2015
Good place for beginner lead climbers.

I think Thread It Up was the best climb especially if you skip a few bolts and place gear.
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