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.

24 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
 79
Yellow Pages
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 21
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
 78
Simians to the Sun
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 35
Push-Me-Pull-You
Trad 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 52
Apes of Wrath
Sport 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 22
Double Exposure
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 41
Durangutan
Trad, Sport 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 11
Picto Crack
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 56
Watch Crystal Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 31
Crime & Punishment
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 21
Primate Highway
Trad 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 20
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
 14
Jailhouse Monkey (on dope)
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Yellow Pages
 79
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Right Picto
 21
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
 78
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Push-Me-Pull-You
 35
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Apes of Wrath
 52
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
Double Exposure
 22
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Durangutan
 41
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Sport 3 pitches
Picto Crack
 11
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Watch Crystal Crack
 56
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
Crime & Punishment
 31
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Primate Highway
 21
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Evolution
 20
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)
 14
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, Sport 2 pitches
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