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Crystal Ball 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Kevin McLaughlin on Mar 25, 2009

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BETA PHOTO: ORACLE on left, Shu man to the right on CRYSTAL BA...
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Description 

Right-leaning crack to second left-leaning crack.


Protection 

Pro to 4 inches.



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Exiting the traversing, wide crack while heading up on one of the rare spots with patina.  Beware the Cthulu-inspired gaping jaws on the left.
BETA PHOTO: Exiting the traversing, wide crack while heading u...
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By Dan G0D5H411
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Nov 29, 2010
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

In the Beta photo, it looks like Mr Schuler is on Metaphysical, not Crystal Balls (at least based on the descriptions of Metaphysical and Crystal Balls). Am I completely off? If you look down and to the right of Glenn, there is a large, ~4in crack that angles up right. If you take this crack for 50ft and then the second crack on the left, you can make your way up to chains. We thought that climb was Crystal Balls, although it seemed easier than 9+.

By Glenn Schuler
From: Monument, Co.
Dec 7, 2010

Yo, Dan, you got it right - Metaphysical has the two bolts on the lower section, starts in the wide crack for a couple moves, and breaks off left & up. Tell Phil to fix that shit :)