Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Ken Trout, 1992
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Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Mar 1, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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Description

Quartz Sports starts just to the right of Mineral Museum and before Hot Rocks in the grey sector of the wall. Like Mineral Museum, Quartz faces South and gets excellent sun most of the day. Head up a slab/seam system for four clips. A right-facing corner gets the fifth clip and the first crux at 5.12 a/b; not bad for the hands, but truly terrible feet. This is so well protected that you either make the move or you don't, no cop-outs for the scary pro. A horizontal jam, a few clips, and a short head wall bring you to the second crux at 5.12 a - pulling over the roof. There is a killer, quartz blob up there, but you will have to figure out your own beta. Juice up, power the move, and race up to the anchor. Kudos to Ken Trout for the fine eye that spotted the route and four stars for the overall fun climbing, good stone, continuity, and perplexing problem of the first crux.

Protection

QDs only. This 80 foot route needs 9 to 10 draws and something for the double bolt anchor at the top.

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