Type: Boulder, 25 ft
FA: John Yablonski
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Shared By: Chris Owen on Oct 15, 2006
Admins: Chris Owen, jt512, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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An aptly named classic and Stoney's best V2. Cool moves up the edge of the boulder, then right and up to a great flake. Suck up and go for the knob, now that you're committed; pull up and squirm over the top.

There's a convoluted history:
Original name was "Yabo Roof" - Crowd Pleaser was the left start variation of Crystal Ball Mantle avoiding the jump and body english of that route, heading up the arete then traversing right onto the ball (as shown on the front cover of the original SP Guide). Crystal Ball Mantle was left of Pliers, now renamed Real Crystal Ball Mantle - don't know the original name of the current CBM - confused anyone?

Video here.


NE arete of Turlock


None - boulder problem