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Watch Crystal 


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Description 

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.


Getting There 

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


['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',4],['5.9',1],['5.10',7],['5.11',5],['5.12',5],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

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'   
Evolution   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
The Kong Route   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 250'   
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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Ben readies himself for the doubled part of the exposure!

Double Exposure 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b  CO : Durango : ... : Watch Crystal
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Watch Crystal face.
Watch Crystal face.
Watch Crystal wall from the North.
BETA PHOTO: Watch Crystal wall from the North.
Picto beta: Bolted anchor to the FAR left atop "Double Exposure". <br /> <br />Descend via fixed line in gully.
BETA PHOTO: Picto beta: Bolted anchor to the FAR left atop "Do...
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