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Bohemian Crystal 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: James Garrett, Thomas Etzler
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Submitted By: D Argyle on Nov 22, 2006

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Description 

There are two lines near the SE corner of Church Fork Wall. Bohemian Crystal is the right bolted line. A route that stands out as the one to repeat over and over again. It is worth the nice hike anyway.

Protection 

Draws, there are bolts up top to assist in setting up a TR.



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By triznuty
From: Salt Lake City, UT
May 3, 2007

If we're talkin about the left most climb of the two routes?? Then I'd say it's at least .10b.
By James Garrett
May 7, 2007

Wow, I am surprised you guys like Crystal Clear better than Bohemian Crystal! Anyway, I entered CC on this web page to clear up the confusion.....sorry about the pun. I have always liked repeating Bohemian Crystal and I think it has cleaned up quite a bit since I first climbed it. CC? Well, I just guesstimated a rating? Isn't it harder than 5.10b Trisnuty? I will leave it up to you guys to rate it properly.
Thanks.
By triznuty
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 20, 2007

You know James, the book called CC a 5.10b, but I do remember thinking it felt a little harder than that. I need to go back up there and climb BC and re-climb CC.
Now James, do you know where I can find that 5.11 that's suppose to be up around this area? I'd like to jump on that if I'm going back up there. I've looked around a little for it, but have yet to locate it...
By James Garrett
Feb 13, 2008

Neuro Deficits on the Grandeur Slander Wall is straight west and around the corner from Bohemian Crystal on another (the very next one to the west) crag. Crystal Clear is not in the book, only BC on the Church Fork Crag is in the Ruckman Guide. CC is definitely chossier and harder than 5.10b, but I think BC is spot on for the grade as listed in the book. Other routes I put up on the opposite wall (to the east) have never been reported, but I accept the responsibility of putting up these other truly filthy routes worthy for only true choss masters. BC, IMO, stands out as the one to repeat over and over again. It is worth the nice hike anyway.
Thanks for your comments!
By Jerome Sharpe
From: Wanship, UT
Jul 15, 2013

James--did you ever come up with a real concensus rating for CC? I thought it was CONSIDERABLY harder than 10b, especially the first 30 feet or so, curious as to your honest opinion. In any event, fun route in a pretty shady place, thanks for your efforts there.