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Crystal Ball S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Crystal Roof S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Damsel In Distress S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Fern Roof S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Get Over It S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Heartbreaker S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Inferno S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Unravelin S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Type: Sport, 105 ft
FA: Scott Ayers & Mark Colby (1993)
Page Views: 138 total, 5/month
Shared By: Hendrixson on Jul 25, 2015
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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Closed to climbing March 15 - June 30 Details

Description

Slab climb past a bolt to a three foot horizontal roof. Pull the roof using the namesake crystals. Ascend near vertical face using knobs and edges until a respite ledge. From the ledge follow a featured seam before transitioning back onto the face. Devious technical climbing continues to a massive chickenhead at the finish.

Crystal Roof is a nice route with slab, roof, and face climbing. The rock is generally solid. Many will dislike the slab and roof but I enjoyed the variety. That the route provides numerous full recovery rests detracts from the quality but makes the send more feasible.

Location

Crystal Roof is located on the southeast corner of The Ravelin, the lowest point of the crag. The first three bolts are shared with Crystal Ball. Crystal Roof is the left branch.

Protection

14 bolts to anchor. Lower anchors have been added; one can now easily rappel off this route; walking is no longer required.

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