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Fire The Boss S 
Free Enterprise S 
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Upper Capitalist Crag Rock Climbing 

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Location: 39.74014, -105.32785 View Map  Incorrect?
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In the summer of 1993 Alan Nelson and Richard Wright add five routes to upper part of this East-facing gneiss and schist crag. Since these efforts, additional routes have been done in this area. The original crag is now known as Upper Capitalist Crag and the lower/new crag is now known as Lower Capitalist Crag. The routes here are half-rope or less, bolt-protected sport climbs of a moderate level of difficulty.

To avoid duplication, this has been reorganized to reflect this.

Getting There 

Drive west from Golden on US Highway 6 to the east side of Tunnel 3. Hike briefly south (perhaps 250 yards) and largely horizontally. You must go down to access Lower Capitalist Crag.

There is a ledge with some exposure to access the left side of Lower Capitalist Crag.


A. Free Enterprise, 11 to 12-, 1p, bolts.
B. Entrepreneur, 11, 1p, bolts.
C. Fire the Boss, 11, 1p, bolts.
D1. Hours for Dollars, 10, 1p, 80', bolts.
D2. Get Rich, 10-, 1p, 80', bolts.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.6 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Upper Capitalist Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Upper Capitalist Crag:
Get Rich   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
Hours For Dollars   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Entrepreneur   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
Free Enterprise   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Alan Nelson on the route.  It's dark because it wa...

Hours For Dollars 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  CO : Golden : ... : Upper Capitalist Crag
Hours for Dollars and Get Rich are on the right side of the ledge system and around a corner from the first three routes. Hours steps up to an incipient crack on the left via some interesting 5.10 moves. Both it and Get Rich head for the same roof with Hours pulling the roof on the left and (5.10c) and Get Rich pulling from the right (5.10a). Chase a few more bolts through some fun moves with good exposure to the anchor, which is out of sight until you get up to the la...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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