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Crown Royal 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 5 pitches, 500', Grade II
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: unknown
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Submitted By: Larry DeAngelo on Jan 1, 2005

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Description 

Between the main (Frogland) face of Whiskey Peak and the Lazy Buttress to its left, lies an indistinct rib. Crown Royal goes up the left side of this rib.

Pitch 1: Start in a small dihedral and follow mostly easy rock to a belay stance on the left.

Pitch 2: Move left into the main corner. Belay on a ledge with a small tree that is halfway up to the roof.

Pitch 3: Handjam past one tricky spot (5.8) to the roof. Step right and continue up the easier but wider crack.

Pitches 4 & 5: Routefind your way to the top.

Descent: cross south to the main gully and descend as for Frogland.

Protection 

Std rack to #4 Camalot


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Looking down the first pitch.
Looking down the first pitch.
Crown Royal
BETA PHOTO: Crown Royal
Approaching the ledge on the second pitch.
Approaching the ledge on the second pitch.
Options on the upper pitches provide an opportunit...
Options on the upper pitches provide an opportunit...

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By Ben Townsend
Apr 7, 2015

P. 1 is really nice and not very difficult. Not much of a belay ledge at the top.
P. 2 is awkward and a bit bushy. The oak trees at the top make for a cramped belay. Sadly, the beautiful crack directly above the first belay, which looks from below like a good alternative, ends in the middle of nowhere.
P. 3 is excellent. A second #4 wouldn't have been unwelcome, but there's enough variety to improvise other protection for the wide section. Great belay ledge.
We finished up the varnished rib on the left in two moderate pitches. A bit of loose rock up high, but pretty pleasant. Overall, a fun moderate route with just a smidge of 5.8 climbing.
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