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Routes in Crystal Freeway

Bad Saturday T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Exit Ramp T,S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Grunt Lieback T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Kitchen's Delight 2 T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Low Road T 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
Mr. Chimp T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Northeast Cutoff T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Orange Christmas T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R
Strawberry Jam T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Strong Love T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Very Bad Saturday T,TR 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a X
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Type: Trad, 35 ft
FA: Paul Piana, Gerry Spence, Todd Skinner, 1980
Page Views: 1,115 total, 10/month
Shared By: Orphaned on Aug 29, 2008
Admins: Mike Snyder, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Aeon Aki

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Dirt roads reopened as of June 2014 Details

Description

Strong Love ascends a left-leaning finger to thin hand crack. Climb a few strange moves to get established onto a horizontal, place gear, and crank through the crux - the first five feet of the crack. After this, the climbing eases up a little. This is an awesome route.

Location

This is on the Southwest corner of Crystal Freeway, to the West of Gill Spire. As you are hiking up the box canyon trail, Strong Love sits above you to the North, splitting a large, rectangular boulder.

Protection

Yellow Alien to #1 Camalot. Build a gear anchor up top with #2-#3 Camalots. Walk off to the East.

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A worthy note regarding the grade of this route is it was originally done without sticky rubber using by today's standards clunky toed shoes. This is likely why this feels relatively soft compared to hand/fist cracks and OWs at the same grade at Vedauwoo by today's standards. Aug 21, 2014