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Routes in The Crystal Cave

Astro-glide T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Dumpster Barbecue S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Glue Fairy (Under The Gun), The S 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c
Grey Matter S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Type: Trad
FA: Hank Caylor, Mike Freischlag
Page Views: 108 total, 1/month
Shared By: Pinklebear on Nov 26, 2001
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This is the leftmost route in the Crystal Cave and climbs out the left side of a chossy bowl onto a mini-headwall of blocky stone. Pre-clip the first bolt or two (you can climb up and do this then down-climb) then make a big move off a horn/spike to some pockets in the face above the bowl. The anchors arrive sooner than one might expect.

Astro-glide is the best -- ask anyone in the biz!

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5 quickdraws.

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Hank Caylor
Glenwood Springs, CO
Hank Caylor   Glenwood Springs, CO  
I'd say that it's no worse than "Homeboy Bonanza" in Clear Creek Canyon. When it still had bolts that is......And a full stick of butter works as well as Astro-Glide, just ask Marlon Brando.... Nov 24, 2006
Alek Tkach
  5.12c
Alek Tkach  
  5.12c
Oh it is not that bad. If it saw a lot of traffic, it would be great. The only real drawbacks are a very wingspan-dependent crux and an anchor that is way the hell off to the right. Granted, not anything compared to the rest of Crystal cave, but it is something to do for sure. First bolt is crap! Stick to the second. Sep 4, 2005