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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, 90 ft
FA: Gary Slate, Bruce Lella ext: Todd Graham
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Shared By: Tim Steele on Jan 11, 2007
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Access Issue: Protect Access in Owens River Gorge! Details


Either chimney up to the 3rd bolt (standard/original start) or fire off the .11c direct start into the pumpy upper wall. Head slightly left and then back right through a short overhang (the crux) to the highest anchors on the wall.

The route that splits off to the right at the 5th bolt is called the "Vulcan Variation" and checks in at .11d, but is not as classic.

This route is considered a gorge classic.


On the South face of the Crystal.


11 bolts + mussy's.


Superb route for the grade. Mar 26, 2007
Excerpt from Rock and Ice interview:

Fed up with the feuding, Bachar became depressed but continued to solo at a high level, especially at Owens River Gorge, which he had all to himself.

But within a couple of months other people found out about the Gorge. "I swear," says Bachar, "within six months there were 100 routes and they were all done on rappel. So again, I said, 'OK, every time these guys put up a route I'm gonna solo the thing.'"

Increasingly upset, Bachar once showed up at the Gorge, pointed his ghetto blaster right up the wall, cranked it to full volume and began soloing Klingon (5.12). "This climber chick came over," he says, "and asked me if I could turn the music down. I said, 'You know what, you guys got rap bolts, I got rap music. I was pretty pissed off. I'd just been through the same thing in Tuolumne. I was like, 'Where do I have to go, Mars?'" Feb 12, 2008
JamesLucas Lucas
Boulder, CO
JamesLucas Lucas   Boulder, CO
Rad route- one the best at the Crystal, especially if you want to be onsighting and see a rabies filled bat in one of the pockets higher. Jan 20, 2012

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