Type: Sport, 100 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Sam Shannon
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Shared By: Brian Kalet on May 31, 2011
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Down On The Pharm is the easiest route at Crystal Wall. It is supposed to be 2 pitches in length, but the second pitch is still in progress. According to the Poudre Canyon Rock Climbing Guide, there are only seven bolts. As of 5/31/2011, there were at least 10 bolts. The crux of the first pitch is at a small bulge while crossing over a corner to the right.


The route is far to the left side of the North Face of Crystal Wall, 50 feet left of Orange Crimpsicle. I was lowered from the 9th bolt, where I left a locking carabiner.


As of 5/31/2011, there were at least 10 bolts. I did not see any double anchors.


There are 10 bolts and double rap anchors hidden until after the last bolt on P1, don't know about P2. Good quality rock and good moves, good lead for beginner.

Access from Bananarete/ Crimpsicle requires some bushwacking, I recommend taking the lower trail that doesn't follow the wall too close. Aug 1, 2011
Chris Swope
Greeley, co
Chris Swope   Greeley, co
Did this route with my kids the other day. Man, those are some well camo'ed bolt hangers, you don't see them until you're on top of them. Overall, a pretty good route. Not sure if I would recommend it to a new leader unless he or she is solid on 5.7. Jun 7, 2013
Marty Wells
Fort Collins, CO
Marty Wells   Fort Collins, CO
Only had 9 bolts that we could see. Didn't see the anchors either. Would be a fun beginner multi-pitch if the two pitches were established! Nov 10, 2013
John Byrnes
Fort Collins, CO
John Byrnes   Fort Collins, CO  
I believe I clipped 12 bolts plus chain anchors. Move right after the small dihedral, pull the crux bulge, and continue to the big ledge and anchor bolts on the back wall. NOT a great toprope situation, as the rope rubs badly on the ledge edge (The anchors should be moved, either higher on the back wall, or better, to the ledge edge). I'd call this pitch 5.8.

I looked for a second pitch but didn't see any higher bolts. They could be camo'ed. The rock above looks good and like a lot of fun... Jun 9, 2014
Parker Wrozek
Denver, CO
Parker Wrozek   Denver, CO
Decent pitch. If someone wants to TR it, just belay from the top as you have a big ledge. I counted 10 bolts and the anchor. Everything is there and looked in good shape. The route does move right a bit and runners are helpful to prevent a lot of rope drag.

Pitch two looks great, but I could only find one bolt way up with a draw hanging on it. Jul 26, 2015