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Gates of Crystal 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Heyliger, Jones, 2007
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Aaron Martinuzzi on Sep 21, 2008

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At the top of this route, there is a nice little l...


This follows a line of well-placed bolts through some fun holds to a blocky finish and nice anchors.

More interesting and rewarding climbing than its neighbors, Gates offers some fun movement on good holds. The finish offers a couple different options. The more difficult of the two (in case you can't feel around for the easy way) is probably 5.8.


This is left of Lunch Bucket Crack.


5 bolts, 2 bolt anchor w/ chains.

A bit runout between the last bolt and the anchors. Bring a #2 Camalot to protect the final moves if you're so inclined.

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By Ryan Barlow
Nov 17, 2011
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

This is a fun route, more challenging and more fun for experienced climbers that the lunchbucket crack. I lead climbed it, and there was some runout between bolts near the top, but I was able to do it while feeling safe. Maybe not a good climb for people just starting to lead climb though. While on the rock I was always able to find some sort of hold, even if I just had to look for a little bit, making it almost like a scavenger hunt! Good clean rock the whole way.

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