The Dilithium Crystal Rock Climbing
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|Location: ||37.52004, -118.57216 View Map Incorrect?
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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.
Weather station 18.7 miles from here
16 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Dilithium Crystal
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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'
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'
Enterprise 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Mind Meld 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Featured Route For The Dilithium Crystal
Klingon 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a CA
: Sierra Eastside
: ... : The Dilithium Crystal
Either chimney up to the 3rd bolt (standard/original start) or fire off the .11c direct start into the pumpy upper wall. Head slightly left and then back right through a short overhang (the crux) to the highest anchors on the wall. The route that splits off to the right at the 5th bolt is called the "Vulcan Variation" and checks in at .11d, but is not as classic.This route is considered a gorge classic....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
The west face of the Crystal