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This sweet little stack of rock is home to a bunch of great climbs in the 5.11-5.12 range. The routes are tightly packed and generally receive afternoon sun.
Approach via the Central Gorge. Either cross the river by the bathroom and then hike under the Eldorado Roof, or follow the trail until directly across from the Crystal, descend steeply to the river and cross there.
14 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Dilithium Crystal:
Stardate 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Coffee Achiever 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Extreme Caffeine 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Trouble with Tribbles aka Impulse Power 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Liquid Fire 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Photon Torpedo 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 85'
Shuttle Craft 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 35'
Lieutenant Uhura 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Dr Claw 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Klingon 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Enterprise 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Mind Meld 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Phasers on Stun 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Featured Route For The Dilithium Crystal
Enterprise 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6a CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : The Dilithium Crystal
One of the four classic "E" routes from Tom Herbert, this Gorge classic takes an amazing line out a substantial roof on the left side of the Dilithium Crystal formation.A vertical face quickly gains the imposing roof (which is much easier than appearances suggest) which is rife with positive holds albeit a bit strenuous. The crux lies just above the lip as you struggle to get established on the slab above; once over it's a matter of holding it together to the anchors. Given 12b in mos...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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