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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 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
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: Sport, 70 ft
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Shared By: AJ Onsight on Apr 10, 2007
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This is on the far right of Watch Crystal Wall, and it goes around corner. It is characterized by an overhanging crimps and jugs.

Location

Start on Yellow Pages (5.6) then traverse left up to bolt. Make a move around corner.

Protection

3 draws.
chosspector
San Juans, CO
chosspector   San Juans, CO
Easiest descent is to walk 20' right on ledge and rap off Picto anchors. Nov 11, 2013
Gary N
Durango, CO
 
Gary N   Durango, CO
 
Thanks for your hard work, Devin. I (we) appreciate all you do for the community. Got on this again since the chains were added and have a few things to say:

If you're going to top-rope this after leading, be sure to extend the master point over the lip at the top. We had 2 draws on the chains, and they still didn't reach over the edge. Most horrendous rope drag I've ever had. Needed two people to belay. I went up to clean the route after we were done climbing it. Threaded rope through chains and rapped down. Again, it was incredibly difficult to pull the rope. If the chains extended over the edge, it would make things so much better. If I get the chance, I'll put new chains up there.

Next time I do the route, I'll just walk off and avoid the horrid drag.

Also might be worthy to bring a long draw for the bolt on the right side of the arete before heading around the corner to the Watch Crystal face. Jun 20, 2013
Devin Fin
DURANGO
Devin Fin   DURANGO
Alright dear East A. community, the 3rd bolt must be replaced an the spinner anchor bolt. EDIT: done an' done. Anchor up top has a new 6 inch Rawl bolt an' chains... the 3rd bolt. New bolt an' hanger. Same hole was used....shoooooooots was this a fun bolt to re-place...hook an' drill on rap with the death swing looming.... This hanger is the same color as the rock. Have fun. Please don't take the chains from the top. Respect, DF
Apr 24, 2013
Dylan Weldin
Athens, OH
  5.10
Dylan Weldin   Athens, OH
  5.10
Great movement, fun deadpoint move around the arete after the first bolt, nice exposure, solid rock... what's missing?!?: chains on the anchor so you can get down hassle free. As of now, you have to rap the fixed line off the Watch Crystal Gully or down the face of the WC itself. Mar 27, 2013
Daniel E. Hopper
Hesperus
  5.10a/b
Daniel E. Hopper   Hesperus
  5.10a/b
Can start from route immediately left of "Yellow Pages" on ground level. "Double Exposure Direct", 5.12. Oct 27, 2009