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Crystal Tips 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Euan Cameron and Julie Wright, 28th September 2013
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Euan Cameron on Sep 28, 2013

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Sizing up the crux on Crystal Tips

Description 

Start by climbing the long hueco like features. When the features stop step up left and start to climb the face.

Climb the steepening face via some sharp small crimps until the angle eases and the hold size increases. From here ease up to the anchors.

Location 

Middle of the south area.

Protection 

7 bolts, double ring anchor


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High up on the first ascent of Crystal Tips, 5.10b
High up on the first ascent of Crystal Tips, 5.10b
Starting up the long hueco features
Starting up the long hueco features
Crystal Tips 5.10b Topo
BETA PHOTO: Crystal Tips 5.10b Topo

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By butters
From: Mammoth Lakes, Ca
Oct 16, 2013
rating: 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

crux section felt wayy harder than 10b! almost a bomb in my book. seems like there might have been some good hold but they ripped out. crumbly chicken heads.
By Mammoth Jeff
Oct 19, 2013

Long standing top rope that joins the top of the "Dish"route
5.10c. top rope f.a. unknown.
Around 2002 me and some friends top roped it, Nice moves, should clean up just fine.
By Euan Cameron
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From: Redlands and Mammoth Lakes
Oct 19, 2013

yeah, 10b or 10c. The moves are just off vertical so although the holds are small (none broke since I have been on it) the climbing isn't too bad.

The line was independent enough and I thought warranted a lead.
By Howie Stern
From: Mammoth Lakes, Ca
Nov 11, 2013

Yeah, I put in a 1st bolt(but it got messed up so I pulled it out) on this route a few years ago as a ground up lead. Never wound up finishing it...

I called it 10b...Crumbly, but all there...
By Brandon Matthes
Jan 3, 2014

If this thing didn't have any crumbliness to it, I would call 4 stars! Still an awesome climb on small edges for both hands and feet the whole way up. Definitely jump on it!
ps: if your on an edge thats crumbling, your probably not on the best hold. Most of the holds i needed where cleaned up and solid.