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Urban Crag  

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Urban Crag from the current parking area.


Urban Crag is the first large cave on Lone Mountain look for the graffiti letters J M T. 14 routes exist ranging from 5.9-5.12a, sunny east facing with afternoon shade. The routes here are on mainly vertical to steep/slightly overhanging rock. Standout routes include Mud Tiger (5.11b), Dirt Lion (5.12a), Mega Poser (5.12a), Monster Truck Challenge (5.11d) and Twilight of a Poser (5.11a).

Getting There 

From the city park on Jensen just North of the mtn. Follow the trail south of the park to a large cave (ignoring the first smaller alcove you come to).

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.3 miles from here

7 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Urban Crag:
Navajo   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Mud Tiger   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   
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Unnamed 5.10, follows the crack just right of the ...

Unnamed 5.10 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  NV : La Madre Range : ... : Urban Crag
This was my favorite route at the crag. It has some length and variety. Start out in a section of opposing corners with some stemming, climb left along an intermittent crack for a while, then pull a bulge on sharp holds to head for the anchors. Islands in the Sky rates this 5.10, the older Brock Vegas Limestone book rated it 5.10a, but I felt it was easier than any of the other 5.10 routes at the crag.Please don't TR directly through the open cold shuts, use your own equipment so they don't w...[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

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By Ron Graham
Dec 25, 2008
It seems like additional routes have been added to the Urban and Suburban Crags since Islands in the Sky was written. Does anyone have any info on them? We climbed what felt like 5.6+ and 5.7 routes for which we have not been able to find any documentation. Both climbs were VERY fun, albeit quite runout in sections outside of each route's crux.

Please share any info that you have.

Thanks ahead for your help!
By EmilyFox
From: Oakland, CA
May 10, 2011
I also climbed some bolted climbs in what felt like 5.5 - 5.8 range. Would love to see credit for who put them up.
By smassey
From: CO
Nov 7, 2011
I believe Leo Henson added quite a few routes to both crags. New topos are available at Desert Rock Sports.
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