Type: Boulder, 15 ft
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Begin as for Gill Swing on a "down-facing edge but use the obvious crystal to gain the top." The "crystal" is more of a smooth pebble that has been split in half. Body tension helps to establish onto the problem but even after that it is stiff at V2.


This is on the far right side of Pratt's Overhang.


A crashpad or two is enough, but a spotter is recommended.


Brian S
Truckee, CA
Brian S   Truckee, CA
What is the suggested grade for the sit start to Crystal Corner? Jan 11, 2010
Chip Phillips
Broomfield, CO
Chip Phillips   Broomfield, CO
It may depend a bit on how you start it, but when I repeated Crystal Corner Direct a few years years ago, I thought the most obvious way to start was LH on the undercling below Smith Overhang and RH on the sloping edge that has a good thumb catch. From this sds, I thought it was in the neighborhood of V5/6. If you started lower or added a couple moves, it's definitely a bit harder. For example, the sit-start that begins with the project Smith Overhang Direct, e.g., LH in the pocket and RH on the undercling directly under Smith OH is definitely worthy of a grade boost.

Just my 2 cents. Jan 11, 2010
Brian S
Truckee, CA
Brian S   Truckee, CA

Here is my 2 cents: I started fully sited with LH in the pocket and RH on the undercling directly under Smith OH, made my way right and up via various sidepulls to the sloping edge with a good thumb catch. I thought it was V7- and harder than it looks. It is a nice line demanding, precise beta. Jan 30, 2010
Peter Beal
Boulder Colorado
Peter Beal   Boulder Colorado
vimeo.com/19461683 Feb 27, 2011