Elevation: 6,112 ft
GPS: 40.693, -105.376 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: CharlieO on Jun 6, 2006
Admins: James Schroeder, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

This is usually not crowded. The rock here is better and more stable than the rock at The Palace, although I'm not sure what type. There are at least 4 or 5 two pitch sport routes here, and I believe there are a few single pitch routes around the corner of the main wall.

Getting There

Head up CO Highway 14 (aka Poudre Canyon) west of Ft. Collins. A short while after you pass the Mishawaka Amphitheatre, you will go through a tunnel. There are pull-offs right after the tunnel on the right and left side. The great thing about this place is you don't have to cross the river!! After parking, walk north along the west side of the road and you'll come across some purple ropes which will help you to climb up the rocks. Follow the trail (not a great trail, marked by stacked rocks) up to the big wall that lies before you, and have fun!

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Classic Climbing Routes at Crystal Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 124
County Line
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 113
Gates of Crystal
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 134
Clean-Up on Aisle 9
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 85
Saline Lock
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 57
BananarĂȘte
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 86
Dr. Food
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 114
Silver Girl
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 87
Inyerbuttkwa
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 98
Ballet of the Bulge
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 21
Balaam
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 44
Tool Man
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 20
Farenheit 5.11
Sport 2 pitches
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 114
Tour de Poudre
Sport 2 pitches
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 40
The General Lee
Sport, TR
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 8
Orange Crimpsicle
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
County Line Southwest Alcove
 124
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Gates of Crystal N Face
 113
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Clean-Up on Aisle 9 N Face
 134
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Saline Lock N Face
 85
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
BananarĂȘte N Face
 57
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Dr. Food N Face
 86
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Silver Girl N Face
 114
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Inyerbuttkwa Southwest Alcove
 87
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Ballet of the Bulge Southwest Alcove
 98
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Balaam N Face
 21
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Tool Man N Face
 44
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Farenheit 5.11 N Face
 20
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport 2 pitches
Tour de Poudre N Face
 114
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport 2 pitches
The General Lee Duke's Wall
 40
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport, TR
Orange Crimpsicle N Face
 8
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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