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Routes in The Dilithium Crystal

Coffee Achiever S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Daily Grind S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Dr Claw S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Enterprise S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Extreme Caffeine S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Klingon S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Lava Java S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Lieutenant Uhura S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Liquid Fire S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Mind Meld S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Not for Sale S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Phasers on Stun S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Photon Torpedo S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Romulan Roof S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Shuttle Craft S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Stardate S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Trouble with Tribbles (aka Impulse Power) S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
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Type: Sport, 65 ft
FA: Gary Slate, Joe Rousek, Tony Puppo, Dennis Phillips - 1990
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Shared By: Josh Janes on Oct 30, 2006
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Mind Meld is the aesthetic SE arete of the Dilitium Crystal. The first 25' are quite bouldery and have difficult clips, but the climbing remains sustained beyond this as it ascends the arete via a series of one and two finger pockets; eventually the climb veers left to join Photon Torpedo.

A fun route with really interesting, powerful movement. Easily toproped from the anchors on Photon Torpedo.


10 bolts, bolted anchor


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Josh Janes

Josh Janes    
Photon Torpedo is the excellent, slightly polished, face climb to the left of Mind Meld. It was originally rated 5.10, but has been upgraded in each subsequent guide and is now 5.11b. Oct 30, 2006
C Miller
C Miller   CA  
As noted, a cruxy start to sustained climbing above which if pumped can feel desperate. Overall a very good climb, but just one of the many great routes on this superb crag. Oct 30, 2006
A tough route to flash...pick your holds carefully... Mar 26, 2007
Victor Lawson
Bishop, CA
Victor Lawson   Bishop, CA
Cool Tony Puppo route! My first .12b and second 5.12 ever! Fun, and my style (crux down low before I'm pumped, and techy stuff up higher...) Apr 25, 2008
JamesLucas Lucas
Boulder, CO
JamesLucas Lucas   Boulder, CO
Hard boulder problem off the ground followed by some monos. Good thing I'm a Ninja. I saw some locals lapping out on the crystal, doing the start of this route and then finishing on lientenant uhuru, traversing above the 2nd crux on Mind Meld. They were REAL Ninjas. Jan 20, 2012
Neil Rankin
Winston-Salem, NC
Neil Rankin   Winston-Salem, NC
A fun route that suits the boulderers, although there is a move up high with a pocket that might get you. Apr 1, 2013

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