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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 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
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- 15 HVS 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, 60 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: e Dixon on May 27, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This is the easiest route at East Animas. It has good climbing on good rock, is easy to find, and protects well. A great beginner trad lead. Starts with a steep move to gain a nice, right-facing corner that leads to a large ledge and bolted anchor.

There are three possible second pitches that can be done from here (Left Picto, Picto Crack, Right Picto).

Location

Start on the right side of the Watch Crystal, where the approach trail reaches the base.

Protection

Standard East A rack.

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Tony Maul
5.6
Tony Maul  
5.6
A very nice, short pitch for learning to lead. Gets a bit crowded on weekends, but it's not so bad if you arrive early. Jan 11, 2008
Daniel E. Hopper
Hesperus
5.6
Daniel E. Hopper   Hesperus
5.6
Fun route for intro to leading. Many TR variations exist. Bring some small gear. Oct 27, 2009
Sam A.
San Antonio, TX
Sam A.   San Antonio, TX
Could this be lead with a set of stoppers and a couple larger hexes? Jul 28, 2014
Billy Hayes
Durango
  5.6
Billy Hayes   Durango
  5.6
Beginner trad. Nothing but solid, bomber placements. Bonus points if you don't use the shaky rock to step up onto it. Feb 11, 2017
Jakob Fanning
Durango
  5.6
Jakob Fanning   Durango
  5.6
Left a 1/2, yellow HB Wales cam up there earlier today. Walked itself into the crack and couldn't get it out before having to get out before dark. If anyone is able to retrieve it and willing to return it, I would greatly appreciate it. It's about 1/3 of the way up the route. Thanks. Mar 24, 2018
eli poss
Durango, Co
  5.6
eli poss   Durango, Co
  5.6
Somebody added an extra anchor literally 2 feet lower than the existing anchor on this route. Totally unnecessary and just adds more damage to the rock. I vote somebody repurposes the hardware and puts it to good use then patches the holes.

There are plenty of old bolts in need of replacement or old shitty hangers that could use a nice modern hanger, and these would be a much better use of the hardware than having 2 different anchors right next to each other for one route. Anybody have a problem with this? Apr 25, 2018
panksdmz c  
 
Newbie to rock climbing...hiked this one because X-Rock was inaccessible due to the 416 fire and the chopper activity. So glad we got here...did this one along with the White Pages & Dogs of Doom...loved it. Josh Kling from Kling Mountain Guide took care of technicalities making this one fun. Jun 22, 2018

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