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Routes in Watch Crystal

Apes of Wrath S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Black Arete, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Crime & Punishment S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Doctor Doolittle S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Dogs of Doom T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Double Exposure S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Double Exposure Direct T,S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b R
Durangutan T,S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Evolution S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Extra Cool T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Hidden Gem S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Jailhouse Monkey (on dope) T,S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Kong Route, The T,S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Left Picto T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Martyr's Crown T,S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Picto Crack T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Power Glide S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Primate Highway T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Push-Me-Pull-You T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Right Picto T,TR 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Simians to the Sun T,S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Watch Crystal Crack T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
White Pages T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Yellow Pages T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
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Type: Trad, TR, 60 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 274 total, 21/month
Shared By: Gary N on Oct 26, 2016
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

​When I guide up at East A, Yellow Pages is often the first route we'll hop on. I've always wanted another easy route. Each time I've done Yellow Pages, I've looked at this section of rock and thought something could go up it.

Finally, after going up there one day and doing a free solo circuit over in the Apple Cider area, I decided to really give this line a look. It looked easy enough to solo, so I headed up.

I cleaned out the starting crack on the way up then got up to a good stance and sent some loose blocks and flakes down. Up higher, I brushed off some facey holds and slabby smears as I made my way to the Yellow Pages anchor.

A few days later, I returned with some buds, and we put in 4 bolts to protect the face and slab climbing.

This is a fun climb and is great for the beginning leader. A mix of gear and bolts means you'll get to plug some pieces and hang some draws. This is great to toprope or lead while you're over here ticking Yellow Pages.

Beta: start 15' right of Yellow Pages. Follow the crack up, protecting with a medium-sized cam or a small stopper. Clip a bolt, and climb into a small recess with a great stance. Get either a small cam or a #4 in here. Continue up, trending left and clipping 3 more bolts, to the Yellow Pages anchor near the tree. Lower and do Yellow Pages.

I'm sure this route has been climbed before; however, it was fun to clean it up and establish an easier route. I think it will become a popular climb for the grade.

Location

This is 15' right of Yellow Pages on the right side of the Watch Crystal.

Protection

Small nuts, small to medium-sized cams, trad draws, quickdraws, and 4 bolts. A fist-sized cam is highly optional.

Use the shared 3 bolt anchor with two Metolius rap hangers at the top.

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