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Routes in Watch Crystal

Apes of Wrath S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Black Arete, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Crime & Punishment S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Doctor Doolittle S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Dogs of Doom T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Double Exposure S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Double Exposure Direct T,S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b R
Durangutan T,S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Evolution S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Extra Cool T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Hidden Gem S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Jailhouse Monkey (on dope) T,S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Kong Route, The T,S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Left Picto T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Martyr's Crown T,S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Picto Crack T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Power Glide S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Primate Highway T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Push-Me-Pull-You T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Right Picto T,TR 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Simians to the Sun T,S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Watch Crystal Crack T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
White Pages T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Yellow Pages T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
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Type: Trad, Sport, 250 ft, 2 pitches
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Grant Bryans on May 2, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Climb the same start as Durangotang to gain belay ledge. From the belay ledge shoot straight up (Durangotang is to your left and Apes of Wrath is to your right) 160 feet to the top.


Small Aliens and some stoppers are needed to protect the crack section.


eli poss
Durango, Co
eli poss   Durango, Co
Given the whole lowering biner situation, I have a hard time believing people will be any more courteous when it comes to not climbing on wet sandstone. If it can be done in a discrete manner that isn't obvious visually, then I say why not, but I will defer to the more seasoned East A climbers as I'm a youngin' who's relatively new to Durango and probably won't ever climb hard enough to enjoy this route. Jun 9, 2017
Ben Kiessel  
There is that thin flake hold you pull on with your left hand on the short steep section below the crux. Seems like it'll take one person pulling out too much or climbing when it's wet to rip it off. What are people's thoughts on giving it some back up glue? Seems like just saying, sandstone experts only didn't work on Bedrocks Latest. Jun 8, 2017
Tim Kuss
Durango, CO
Tim Kuss   Durango, CO
Here's the story of the FA:… Mar 30, 2016
Ben Griffin
Durango, CO
Ben Griffin   Durango, CO
I have always gone to the crimps to the right of the seam. There are better feet out there as well. It doesn't really take you off the bolt line. You go right of the seam, and the crux finishes at the following bolt. The upper headwall where there is a sea of credit card crimps follows the bolt line to the top of the Watch Crystal cliff. Oct 10, 2014
fubar   Babylon
I really enjoyed this route, but I was wondering about the crux--I'm a tall guy, and it was a lot easier to climb a bit right of the bolt line. There wasn't any chalk on the upper part of the route, so I'm not sure if this is where it's supposed to go...following the bolts up the incipient seam was way, way harder. Oct 7, 2014
Marcus garcia
Durango, Co.
Marcus garcia   Durango, Co.
This is a classic route that climbs great. Nice job, Tim. May 8, 2011