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This is the first prominent area you get to when you hike up the trail. Most of these routes are two pitches and include some of the area's classic lines such as Simians to the Sun, Watch Crystal Crack, and Durangotang.
Hike up the trail, when trail forks go right to get to Simians, and go left to get to the pico area.
23 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Watch Crystal:
Yellow Pages 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
The Black Arete 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Simians to the Sun 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 250'
Push-Me-Pull-You 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Double Exposure 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Apes of Wrath 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Sport, 2 pitches, 250'
Durangutan 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 200'
Picto Crack 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Watch Crystal Crack 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Primate Highway 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 250'
Crime & Punishment 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 150'
Doctor Doolittle 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
The Kong Route 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 250'
Evolution 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Jailhouse Monkey (on dope) 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 250'
Martyr's Crown 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Power Glide 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Hidden Gem 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
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Double Exposure Direct 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b R CO : Durango : ... : Watch Crystal
Begin on a shared start with "Dogs of Doom". Solo up to the high first bolt (this is the "R" bit) and then begin the exciting, footwork-intensive face climbing sequence on solid edges, sloping sidepulls, and classic crimps until and awkward mantle. There is a small crack here for... maybe a green Alien? Move into more exciting face climbing that links into the upper portion of Double Exposure. It has great movement and great rock; this does not get the traffic it deserve...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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