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Routes in Crystal Bay Boulder

Crystal Crack (aka Left Line) T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Crystal Offwidth (aka Right Line) T,TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Type: Trad, TR, 50 ft
FA: Gary Allan and Jeff Smith, 1976
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Shared By: Jake Novotny on Oct 9, 2011
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Climb the S-shaped crack on the right side of the boulder face. The route starts off with a left leaning hand crack and gradually widens and becomes very physical towards the top of the route.


Bring along hand-sized and larger gear. Place your last #3 or 4, and fight for the top.


Colonel Mustard
Sacramento, CA
Colonel Mustard   Sacramento, CA
If an OW fiesta is what you seek, welcome to the festival of burliness. While the business is concentrated towards the top of this route, Right Line is without doubt the most legit wide crack I've been on in the Tahoe area (not that I seek the stuff out).

Singles from maybe green alien up to #5 camalot will probably see you up this climb, although it depends on whether you protect the wide crack traverse at the top of the bottom block where another bigger piece from #3-#5 camalot is needed.

Two starts exist on either the Left or Right sides of the 10' high starting block. The Left is sort of a slab lieback boulder problem with a right traverse into the first zig-zag of the crack; the Right side looks like easier, unprotected face that meets up in the same spot.

Tape is recommended. May 8, 2012

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