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Balaam S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
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Better than Watching TV (previously submitted as Fantastic Voyage) S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
BlackWave S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Clean-Up on Aisle 9 S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Crystal Method T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13
Down on the Pharm S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Dr. Food S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Fantastic Planet S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a R
Farenheit 5.11 S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Gates of Crystal S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Lunch Bucket Crack T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
O-Face, The S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Orange Crimpsicle S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Saline Lock S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Silver Girl S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Thursday Afternoon Hooky T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Tool Man S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Tour de Poudre S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Unknown West Crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Unknown/(Bolt Dependence?) S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Type: Sport, 120 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Craig Luebben and Lizz Grenard
Page Views: 1,636 total, 12/month
Shared By: Jimn Seiler on Jun 7, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

The first pitch of this climb goes 5.9+ R and is the easiest pitch I know of on the Crystal Wall. The bolts are run out quite a bit in a few spots but definitely adds spice to the route. The second pitch goes about 11c, and ,like all the routes on the Crystal Wall, the second pitch is a bit shorter than the first. There are rap anchors for both pitches.

Location

This route is the bolted route just to the left of Tour de Poudre.

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Quick draws.

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All I climbed was the first pitch. The first 25 feet was fun 9+, run it out up an easy right leaning flake to a bolt, then up a left-facing ramp to anchors. The second 30/35 ft. of P1 wasn't really worth doing, except, I imagine, as a means to getting to P2. Sep 22, 2008
A. Roberts
Boulder, CO
A. Roberts   Boulder, CO
I climbed this route a long time ago but I remember being able to avoid the crux on the 2nd pitch to keep the route at 5.9. I've got fuzzy memories, but I think you move right at the 2nd bolt? I remember it as a fun climb, but I usually recall every route as a grade easier and never as scary as it really is. Have fun. Feb 25, 2008