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Elevation: 5,528 ft 1,685 m
GPS: 37.52004, -118.57216
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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 Suggest change

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 over wooden bridge.

20 Total Climbs

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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.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 46
Lava Java
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 110
Extreme Caffeine
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 59
Coffee Achiever
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 27
Liquid Fire
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 112
Photon Torpedo
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 26
Lieutenant Uhura
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 17
Quantum Torpedo
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 39
Dr Claw
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 47
Klingon
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 16
Romulan Roof
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 45
Mind Meld
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 67
Enterprise
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 13
Mega Meld
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 31
Phasers on Stun
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 6
Not for Sale
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Lava Java
 46
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Extreme Caffeine
 110
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Coffee Achiever
 59
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Liquid Fire
 27
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Photon Torpedo
 112
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Lieutenant Uhura
 26
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Quantum Torpedo
 17
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Dr Claw
 39
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Klingon
 47
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Romulan Roof
 16
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Mind Meld
 45
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Enterprise
 67
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Mega Meld
 13
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Phasers on Stun
 31
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Not for Sale
 6
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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