Elevation: 7,200 ft
GPS: 36.653, -118.865 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: limpingcrab on Sep 21, 2013
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

Crystal Wall is the closest formation to the parking lot and with around 30 routes from one to two pitches it is a great place to spend a day. Most of the routes are moderate bolted climbs on clean and highly featured granite. A few are trad, a few are hard, but most are in the 5.7-5.9 range and predominately bolt protected with some gear to supplement.

Getting There

The base of Crystal Wall is an easy ten minute walk from the parking area. From the end of Road 14S29 take the obvious trail that heads south, slightly downhill, then up a short steep section. A scramble up the right side of the formation will access the rest of Chimney Rocks

Climbs that reach the top of the wall can we walked off along the north side of the formation. Some routes have bolted anchors and require two ropes to rappel.

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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
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Crystal
Sport 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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He's Got Marty Feldman Eyes
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Crystal
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 3 pitches
He's Got Marty Feldman Eyes
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport 2 pitches
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1Eric Rhicard
Tucson
1Eric Rhicard   Tucson
Herb and Eve Laeger, Bob Kerry and I did a number of routes on this wall and Chimney rock in the late 80s. Oct 14, 2015