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Christal Ball 

YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Richard Rossiter and Christal Einspahr
New Route: Yes
Page Views: 172
Submitted By: Ray Snead on Jun 1, 2002

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  • Description 

    Currently this is the leftmost bolted route on the crag. Climb a narrow column of clean granite.

    Protection 

    6 bolts, 2-bolt anchor.


    Photos of Christal Ball Slideshow Add Photo
    Rock Climbing Photo: Climber contemplating the crux of Christal Ball.
    Climber contemplating the crux of Christal Ball.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Near the bottom.
    Near the bottom.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Jen Yuen stemming the start of Christal Ball.
    Jen Yuen stemming the start of Christal Ball.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Christal Ball.  The crux is the steep headwall by ...
    BETA PHOTO: Christal Ball. The crux is the steep headwall by ...
    Rock Climbing Photo: Nearing the top (10-18-03).
    Nearing the top (10-18-03).
    Rock Climbing Photo: Christa Cline starting up the route.
    Christa Cline starting up the route.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Christa Cline with a good edge at one of the crux ...
    Christa Cline with a good edge at one of the crux ...

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    By Ron Olsen
    From: Boulder, CO
    Oct 7, 2003

    Another nice line. This route is about 20' left of Magic Wand, and has three small blocky overhangs just right of the climbing line (see photo). The crux is a steep headwall at the 4th and 5th bolts. The route is about 65' long.

    One correction: the name of the route is "Christal Ball".
    By shad O'Neel
    Aug 10, 2004
    rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

    The best route we had time to do, sadly got rained on before trying the 5.10 route. Harder than the Way of the Wizard, with prettier moves. The lack of chalked holds typical for Boulder Canyon sport climbs made the crux interesting, but it's quick! Wizard Rock is a cool place to go for moderate, well-protected lines.
    By mrbiscoop
    Sep 24, 2011

    Fun, high quality route.
    By Jay Eggleston
    From: Denver
    Jul 17, 2013
    rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

    At the crux, reaching around to the left seemed like the best move to make. The crux is about a body length in distance.

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