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Christal Ball 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a

   
Type: Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Richard Rossiter and Christal Einspahr
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Ray Snead on Jun 1, 2002
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Description 

Currently this is the leftmost bolted route on the crag. Climb a narrow column of clean granite.


Protection 

6 bolts, 2-bolt anchor.



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Jen Yuen stemming the start of Christal Ball.
Jen Yuen stemming the start of Christal Ball.
Christa Cline starting up the route.
Christa Cline starting up the route.
Christa Cline with a good edge at one of the crux moves.
Christa Cline with a good edge at one of the crux ...
Nearing the top (10-18-03).
Nearing the top (10-18-03).
Climber contemplating the crux of Christal Ball.
Climber contemplating the crux of Christal Ball.
Christal Ball.  The crux is the steep headwall by the fourth and fifth bolts.
BETA PHOTO: Christal Ball. The crux is the steep headwall by ...
Near the bottom.
Near the bottom.
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By Ron Olsen
From: Boulder, CO
Oct 7, 2003

Another nice line. This route is about 20' left of Magic Wand, and has three small blocky overhangs just right of the climbing line (see photo). The crux is a steep headwall at the 4th and 5th bolts. The route is about 65' long.

One correction: the name of the route is "Christal Ball".

By shad O'Neel
Aug 10, 2004
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

The best route we had time to do, sadly got rained on before trying the 5.10 route. Harder than the Way of the Wizard, with prettier moves. The lack of chalked holds typical for Boulder Canyon sport climbs made the crux interesting, but it's quick! Wizard Rock is a cool place to go for moderate, well-protected lines.

By mrbiscoop
Sep 24, 2011

Fun, high quality route.

By Jay Eggleston
From: Littleton
Jul 17, 2013
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a

At the crux, reaching around to the left seemed like the best move to make. The crux is about a body length in distance.