The Crystal Key
Avg: 2.7 from 10 votes
|Type:||Sport, 90 ft|
|Page Views:||409 total · 9/month|
|Shared By:||michalm on Jun 18, 2014|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionBegin in an overhang on dark and somewhat dirty, but solid, rock. Be secure clipping the second bolt from a jug. A clipping fall would ensure groundfall. Pull out of the overhang and onto a slab up a corner/arete feature. Traverse left just before or at the seam below the roof, clip a few more bolts, and pull the roof from a seam and some underclings on thin but secure feet. Look for the key hold over the lip. Mantel and climb easy slab to the anchors.
It is 5.11 climbing to the roof, V4 boulder problem pulling the roof and manteling, and then easy slab to anchors.
The steep beginning has sporty bolting, and the easy slab seems overbolted.
The rock in the overhangs is still a little dirty but is cleaning up.
The rock at the top and at the lip is sharp and grippy, which is good for traction but bad if you lower instead of rap. This rock will chew up your rope. Toproping is not recommended unless you are creative at eliminating rope drag.