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By Ty Harlacker
From: Albuquerque, NM
Jun 21, 2011
Green..............New 1 5.11c
Yellow.............Leprosy 5.12-
Yellow/Brown.......Leper 5.13c
Red................Botox 5.11c
To be added...
Short on Dope

This is all I know of the cave, please let me know if I am correct. What am I missing?
By Shirtless Mike
From: Denver, CO
Jun 22, 2011
The exit point for Leper is wrong. It shares the finish with Dope which is the next weakness to the right in the picture. You can see the chalk pretty visibly. There are draws for an alternate exit where you have the stars, but I don't believe that has been cleaned / sent yet.

Brown Stars (Blue draws) with the Leper / Dope finish is a 13c, not sure of the name. It has quality sustained roof climbing.

Faith (Brown draws) is the next line to the right.

Dope (Green Draws) is the line coming out of the middle right side of the photo.

Minutia is on the right side of the outside of the cave against the skyline. There are also a few hard variations coming off of this.

These next ones I'm not certain on:
The single yellow draw is a variation start that I've heard is 13c.
The line starting with the silver draw and going thru the ticked pocket is Rosebudd 13c.

Good luck this area can be quite confusing.
By Ty Harlacker
From: Albuquerque, NM
Jun 30, 2011
Thanks Burly. I will update the photo with your info and post back. I hope we can get this clear and concise. I know the photo quality sucks so I plan on going back after the fire activity lessens. Crystal Cave seems to be a spot people love or hate. I love it, its such a fun crag, but easy to get confused. I suspect there are many more variations that could end up adding a number of routes to the cave. It seems like more that eight routes exist in there.
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After reading the general description of Crystal Cave, I decided to attempt and clear up the routes. This is a fisheye lens and a partial work. If anybody else who knows the routes would like to help it would be appreciated. I only know(i think) the routes I've already added to the photo. If these are incorrect please let me know.

Submitted By: Ty Harlacker on Jun 21, 2011
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