Crystal Ship and Glass House Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Overview of where the boulders are in the Crystal ...
A tight concentration of maybe 6 or so boulders of pretty good quality. The boulders are tightly packed together so it can be sheltered or a wind funnel.
There are 2 groups of three boulders each. The upper area which you come to first is refered to as the Crystal Ship and is composed of a corridor between 2 boulders and the third blocks the end of the corridor forcing you to go up and left to get through.
The second group is pretty obvious once to pop out of the corridor. There is a big boulder balenced on a pedastal on the right. Then the boulder with the Broken Glass traverse sits under the left edge of the balenced boulder. A third boulder sits more on its own further tot he left.
From the First Group head to the right past the smaller boulder and across the hillside for about 100 yards to these boulders. GPS is for the first boulders you come to.
Climbing Season For the Foothills Bouldering area.
Weather station 3.1 miles from here
12 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Crystal Ship and Glass House
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Sunshine Face V2-3 5+ NM
: Albuquerque Area Climbing
: ... : Crystal Ship and Glass Hous...
Fun slab climb. Some interesting movement using thumb press on an undercling to stand up. Nice sloping black knobs. Definitely height dependent.Start on some good holds a broken black knob that is a 3 finger edge and a sidepull. Stand up on good feet to reach a long flat slopy black bump. Then up left into a thumb press with a small edge on top. Press out on OK feet to a sloping knob at the top. Top out on a side pull and knobs....[more] Browse More Classics in NM
By Eric Whitbeck
Apr 7, 2011
For the masochist, if you follow Lee's directions to the corridor in the Crystal Ship area, don't go up and left to get to the glass house area. Instead, duck down and scope out the tunnel that would take you to the same place. Look up, grab a hand jam and proceed to work your way south along the roof crack/flare. Exit with strenuous stems/bridging. Flannel recommended. Technophobia is V3 and not fun, but if you are training for the Valley, it might be useful for replicating horrifying bombay chimneys.