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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: Bruce Lella, early '80s.
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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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Description

Climb the start up to the belay ledge, for some fun funky moves stay in the crack, for some fun face climbing on trad gear go right. At the belay ledge, climb the bolted route in front of you to finish the classic climb.

Protection

East Animas rack with some draws.

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Tim Kuss
Durango, CO
Tim Kuss   Durango, CO
The photos posted here are of the Watch Crystal Crack. Simians starts 70' up, at the chains. Mar 28, 2016
chosspector
San Juans, CO
 
chosspector   San Juans, CO
 
Assuming you are referring to the first pitch. If you don't go left, it bumps the grade up to 10+.... Nov 20, 2013
CJK
Northern, NM
 
CJK   Northern, NM
 
East A. regulars, please help me out here… wasn’t the original line intended to go straight up the dihedral and not out to the left? Thanks!!! Jul 25, 2013
e Dixon
Durango, Colorado
 
e Dixon   Durango, Colorado
 
Can do this as one pitch with a 60m, more like 200' not 250' like the description says. Jul 19, 2011
Brian Hansen
West of Boulder, CO
Brian Hansen   West of Boulder, CO
FA: Bruce Lella, early '80s. Sep 3, 2008
Steve C
Missoula, MT
 
Steve C   Missoula, MT
 
This is a cool route. The first pitch is all trad and has some interesting and fun face moves to a single chimney move below the anchors that can be bypassed on the left via 9+/10- face climbing. Small-med cams and stoppers protect this pitch well.

The second pitch is also stellar. It is about 120' with the crux coming directly off the belay. Steep moves protected by bolts take you to a small overhang (which you can protect with a small stopper). After surmounting the overhang, a sea of 5.7 edges take you to the top. Walk left to rappel. Oct 18, 2007