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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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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

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

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'   
Extreme Caffeine   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Coffee Achiever   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'   
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'   
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: Photo by Micah Bryan Humphrey

Enterprise 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  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....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of The Dilithium Crystal Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The west face of the Crystal
The west face of the Crystal
Rock Climbing Photo: The crag.
The crag.

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