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Boulder D, Crystal Face

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Crystal Face Center (Valentina?) 
NE Arete 

Boulder D, Crystal Face Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,308'
Location: 35.0971, -106.4766 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: LeeAB Brinckerhoff on Mar 11, 2009
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Really cool face that is all pegmatite though not as bad as the fabled pegmatite in the "Black". The crystals are seemingly solid but can be sharp and slick. The problems on this boulder are all somewhat committing, not because it is tall but because there is always something in your landing zone.

Getting There 

Follow the main trail to Boulder B, then head up faint trails to the boulder with the white east face.

Climbing Season

For the Foothills Bouldering area.

Weather station 2.6 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Climb the arete above the boulder next to it and the plant life below.3 shelfs on the north side intersect the east face and make for some cool climbing on the arete. Start with both hands on the first and pull up to a left pinch on the second and pop for the third with the right hand. Work up the lower angle arete above with your body on the east side using some slopers untill you can get a good lump with a seam near the high point of the boulder about 1 foot back from the lip. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Mexico

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