Elevation: 7,043 ft
GPS: 37.32, -107.834 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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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

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.

27 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
 97
Yellow Pages
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 26
Right Picto
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 13
The Black Arete
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 83
Simians to the Sun
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 40
Push-Me-Pull-You
Trad 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 61
Apes of Wrath
Sport 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 26
Double Exposure
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 49
Durangutan
Trad, Sport 3 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 64
Watch Crystal Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 34
Crime & Punishment
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 23
Primate Highway
Trad 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 23
Evolution
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 12
The Kong Route
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 17
Jailhouse Monkey (on dope)
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 8
Skyhawk Arete
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Yellow Pages
 97
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Right Picto
 26
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
The Black Arete
 13
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Simians to the Sun
 83
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Push-Me-Pull-You
 40
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Apes of Wrath
 61
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
Double Exposure
 26
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Durangutan
 49
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Sport 3 pitches
Watch Crystal Crack
 64
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
Crime & Punishment
 34
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Primate Highway
 23
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Evolution
 23
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
The Kong Route
 12
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Jailhouse Monkey (on dope)
 17
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Skyhawk Arete
 8
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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