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L to R R to L Alpha
Apes of Wrath S 
Black Arete, The T 
Crime & Punishment S 
Doctor Doolittle S 
Dogs of Doom T 
Double Exposure S 
Double Exposure Direct T,S 
Durangutan T,S 
Evolution S 
Extra Cool T 
Hidden Gem S 
Jailhouse Monkey (on dope) T,S 
Kong Route, The T,S 
Left Picto T 
Martyr's Crown T,S 
Picto Crack T 
Power Glide S 
Primate Highway T 
Push-Me-Pull-You T 
Right Picto T,TR 
Simians to the Sun T,S 
Watch Crystal Crack T 
Yellow Pages T 
Unsorted Routes:

Left Picto 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: eDixon on Jun 5, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: Left Picto, 5.8.


This is typically done as a second pitch to Yellow Pages. It is also possible to walk up from the right. The route is a slightly overhanging blocky crack that starts at the left side of the belay ledge.


This is on the right side of the Watch Crystal. It starts at the belay ledge atop Yellow Pages. It is the left-most of the three cracks.


Standard East A rack.

Photos of Left Picto Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Scramble up climber's right.
BETA PHOTO: Scramble up climber's right.

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By Lee Frazer
From: Durango, Colorado
Jun 15, 2009

This climb's more awkward than it looks. Harder than 5.8 for sure!
By tyler88
From: Durango, CO
Sep 8, 2009

I agree it is harder then 5.8...I believe we can give credit to Choas Kozak for that 5.8 rating.... Thanks, Kozak!!
By eli poss
From: Durango, Co
Apr 11, 2015
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Maybe I'm just a sand bagger, but I think 5.8 is about accurate. It has the awkwardness of 5.8 and the steepness but lacks the pump of a typical 5.8. I don't think that makes it more than 5.8.

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