All Locations > California > Lake Tahoe > Highway 50 Corridor > Crystal Basin > Slick Rock Dome > Crystal Wall Area
Avg: 2 from 3 votes
Routes in Crystal Wall Area
|Arch Traverse S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13|
|Crystal Blue Persuasion S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R|
|Crystal Chute T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13|
|Crystal Wall Route S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R|
|Family Friendly T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Friction Affliction T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13|
|Ice House Roof S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Ice House Roof Direct S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Independence Wall S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|More Affliction T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13|
|Red Dawn S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a X|
|Type:||Sport, 450 ft, 3 pitches|
|FA:||Chad Suchoski (2011)|
|Page Views:||252 total, 14/month|
|Shared By:||Ney Grant on Jun 24, 2016|
|Admins:||Aron Quiter, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionUnfortunately this climb has serious groundfall potential before the first bolt so it is hard to recommend. The climb was put up in 2011 by a solo climber for his own enjoyment. From the boulder you must step across onto the wall for an immediate 10 feet of exposure, then climb up and continue up to the bolt about 30 feet above the ground. From there it is a nice runout face climb, no harder than 5.7, straight up the wall for two pitches (each with two bolts) ending with a belay with uneven bolts with rings and screwlinks that we added. From there the third pitch heads up and slightly right past one bolt on very easy climbing, then up and left to the very top anchor / rap chains. Or head dead right to the chained rap station on Friction Affliction.
LocationFrom More Affliction move left and climb atop a large boulder. Really the only large boulder from the arch to the slab/pinnacle that Crystal Blue Persuasion is on. From there you can see and covet the first bolt.
On the topo image found under "Crystal Wall Area", this is climb number 5.
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