Access Issue: Protect Access in Owens River Gorge! Details

Description

This sweet little stack of rock is home to a bunch of great climbs in the 5.11-5.12 range. The routes are tightly packed and generally receive afternoon sun.

Getting There

Approach via the Central Gorge. Either cross the river by the bathroom and then hike under the Eldorado Roof, or follow the trail until directly across from the Crystal, descend steeply to the river and cross there.

17 Total Climbs

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Location: The Dilithium Crystal Change
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Classic Climbing Routes at The Dilithium Crystal

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 35
Coffee Achiever
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 57
Extreme Caffeine
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 62
Photon Torpedo
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 11
Lieutenant Uhura
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 16
Dr Claw
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 3
Romulan Roof
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 23
Klingon
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 18
Mind Meld
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 35
Enterprise
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 18
Phasers on Stun
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Coffee Achiever
 35
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Extreme Caffeine
 57
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Photon Torpedo
 62
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Lieutenant Uhura
 11
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Dr Claw
 16
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Romulan Roof
 3
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Klingon
 23
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Mind Meld
 18
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Enterprise
 35
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Phasers on Stun
 18
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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So good Oct 13, 2018