|Lower Capitalist Crag
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There is a route (at least since '04) here left of Strohs Lite with black hangers that has not apparently been submitted as a route to the database. Thought it was Strohs Lite until I looked at the rock photo. It is fun & challenging for us overweight, middle-aged climbers with high weight-to-strength ratios.
It starts on the ledge above Lunchmoney's top anchors, probably 15 feet away, and has a 2 bolt anchor at its base. You can approach via Lunchmoney or Cheap Labor (then traverse righjt) or up the exposed, loose ledge past Stroh's & Strohs Lite.
Start up with 2 pockets and pop up to a ledge. Find a reachy start off the big ledge. Fire up a stretch of small holds & a more-strenuous-than-it-looks section to a long reach off slippery footholds to a thank-goodness hold. Finish in a small pod with a 2 bolt anchor with links/chains. Closely bolted, thanks. Rap.
7 QDs, something for anchors.
Go-Pro sequence photo, Venture Capital.
|By Darren Mabe|
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Apr 28, 2005
Leo. Nope. Not one of mine. It looks pretty fun though! Is it in-line enough with Lunchmoney to do as one long pitch? I will check it out...
Also, last time I was there, I noticed a pair of bolts around the corner from Strohs. Looks like someone is working on a new one.
By the way, I stripped the hangers off of Strohs Lite, because I [didn't] think the route was that great.
Jun 17, 2011
Nice route. You can warm up on Lunch Money, bypass its anchors to the right, and then belay at the base of VC. With some long runners, it could probably be linked with Lunch Money.
Jul 25, 2013
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c
Fun route. Found this to be quite a bit easier than Stroh's.