All Locations > California > Lake Tahoe > Highway 50 Corridor > Crystal Basin > Slick Rock Dome > Crystal Wall Area
Crystal Blue Persuasion
Avg: 3.5 from 2 votes
|Type:||Sport, 400 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||FA 1980 Ron Vardanega, Don Garett. Historical Note: This entire climb was first done with two 1/4" bolts in 1980. Ron Vardanega and Ney Grant rebolted|
|Page Views:||448 total · 24/month|
|Shared By:||Ney Grant on Jun 24, 2016|
|Admins:||Aron Quiter, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionThis is a great 5.7 face climb on the steep main wall up knobs, flakes and sweet little pockets. It gets runout as it progresses but it gets easier too. Start the climb from the ground and clip two easy bolts on the way to the top of the pinnacle. From the top of the pinnacle step across onto the steep 5.7 main wall. Note that it is 70 meters (a bit more actually) from the ground to the two-bolt belay. Remember to tie in or tie a back up knot. As the lead climber reaches the belay the belayer can step up and left to give more rope. If you are using a shorter rope then stop and belay at the top of the pinnacle.
LocationTo find the climb hike the base trail until you have to climb up between two boulders. Take a hard right at the top of the boulders and the climb starts there.
On the topo image found under "Crystal Wall Area", this is climb number 3.