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.
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.
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Get Rich 5.10a Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 80 feet
Entrepreneur 5.11- Sport, 1 pitch, 75 feet
Free Enterprise 5.12a Sport, 1 pitch
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Free Enterprise 5.12a CO : Golden : ... : Upper Capitalist Crag
The left most route, Free Enterprise follows a small corner system for a couple of clips at 5.11 and then fires straight through the roof. A space of 5.11d/5.12a comes in pulling the roof and moving up the corner above the roof. Things run out a bit at the top on frictional climbing at 5.9....[more] Browse More Classics in CO