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Elevation: 7,043 ft 2,147 m
GPS: 37.32033, -107.83351
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Shared By: Grant Bryans on May 2, 2006 · Updates
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description Suggest change

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 Suggest change

Hike up the trail, when trail forks go right to get to Simians, and go left to get to the pico area.

33 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Watch Crystal

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 116
Yellow Pages
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 15
The Black Arete
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 105
Simians to the Sun
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 54
Push-Me-Pull-You
Trad 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 78
Apes of Wrath
Sport 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 29
Double Exposure
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 59
Durangutan
Trad, Sport 3 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 78
Watch Crystal Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 48
Crime & Punishment
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 26
Lucky Time Piece (submitted as P…
Trad 2 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 32
Doctor Doolittle
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 29
Evolution
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 14
The Kong Route
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 24
Jailhouse Monkey (on dope)
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 25
Power Glide
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Yellow Pages
 116
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
The Black Arete
 15
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Simians to the Sun
 105
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Push-Me-Pull-You
 54
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Apes of Wrath
 78
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
Double Exposure
 29
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Durangutan
 59
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Sport 3 pitches
Watch Crystal Crack
 78
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
Crime & Punishment
 48
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Lucky Time Piece (submitted…
 26
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Doctor Doolittle
 32
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Sport
Evolution
 29
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
The Kong Route
 14
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Jailhouse Monkey (on dope)
 24
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Power Glide
 25
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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