Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
Time Zone
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Can't Wait Gotta Go T,S 
Hole in the Fabric of Time TR 
Hour of Power T,S,TR 
Minuteman T,S,TR 
Nick of Time S 
Quartz Movement T,S,TR 
Time Slot S 

Quartz Movement 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
Page Views: 1,592
Submitted By: David Bayendor on May 31, 2009

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (21)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]

Partially Closed.


A good lead for new climbers. Good places for small cam in horizontal seam off the ground, and then medium nut in the vertical seam beyond that before the first bolt. Good hand holds if you work the route. A huge quartz crystal is just above the second (and original) bolt, that gives this route its name.


The middle of five routes on this wall, between Hour of Power and Minuteman. The only route that has it's own anchor, the middle of the three. The outer two are shared with other routes.


Small to medium cams and stoppers.
2 bolts. Original route had only one bolt up high, second bolt added about a third of the way up.
Two bolt anchor at top.
All hardware is in excellent condition.

Comments on Quartz Movement Add Comment
Show which comments
By Mike Senigo
From: Tucson, AZ
Apr 13, 2014
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Nice solid rock, good placements for gear and nicely bolted. I would call it only about 45ft though.

The Definitive
Climbing Resource

Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run

Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps

Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes

Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!