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Cornered Again S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Crystallize S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Hot Rocks S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Mineral Museum T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Psychedelic Mini-Fridge S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Quartz Sports S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Skippin' Stones S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Type: Sport, 90 ft
FA: Kevin Capps, 2016
Page Views: 611 total · 39/month
Shared By: Jason Platt on Nov 6, 2016
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Start 25 feet left of Mineral Museum on easy ground for 2 bolts. From here, you will reach a steep slab with the first crux on small holds to get established under the roof. Pull the surprisingly easy roof, and continue up fun steep terrain for around 3 bolts to the upper crux in a tricky slab section right before the chains. This has very fun, varied movement and is a very enjoyable 10. Be careful for loose rock and lichen as this route is still cleaning up.

Please add details if this is your route. It is just there, and I thought it was fun, so I added it here.

Location

It is 25 feet left of Mineral Museum and the farthest left route at Crystal Tower.

Protection

11 bolts to chains.

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aikibujin
Castle Rock, CO
  5.11a
aikibujin   Castle Rock, CO
  5.11a
Maybe I was having a high gravity day, but when I led this I bailed left at the first crux (under the roof), then bailed right at the second crux (before the anchor). I toproped both sections again when I was getting lowered, and I thought both were hard as nails if you follow close to the bolt line. I'm no slab master, but I was pulling on some tiny edges to get through both sections, not holds I would expect to pull on a 5.10. Of course, someone will probably come along and tell me it's really a 5.9+. May 24, 2017

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