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The Dilithium Crystal

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The Dilithium Crystal Rock Climbing 

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Location: 37.52004, -118.57216 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Josh Janes on Oct 30, 2006


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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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 18.7 miles from here

15 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Dilithium Crystal

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Dilithium Crystal:
Lava Java   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Stardate   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Coffee Achiever   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Extreme Caffeine   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Photon Torpedo   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
Lieutenant Uhura   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Dr Claw   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Klingon   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Mind Meld   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Enterprise   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Phasers on Stun   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
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Featured Route For The Dilithium Crystal
Rock Climbing Photo: Phasers on Stun

Phasers on Stun 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : The Dilithium Crystal
Straight up the center of the Dilithium Crystal between Mind Meld and Lt Uhura, lies this beautiful, technical face. The business comes early with several thin, bouldery moves leading to balancey moves leftward to gain the flake. Good rests lead up to a strange bulge and a pumpy finish. Sustained and excellent. Lower end .12c compared to many other Gorge routes of the grade. Can be combined with the finishes of Romulan Roof or Klingon for a greater pump....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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