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Crown Jewel 

YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 55'
Original:  YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: ccox 2005
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Submitted By: Colin Cox on May 29, 2008

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Danny Mauz on an early ascent of Crown Jewel


This route features technical edging and side-pulling up a gently overhanging layback feature between yellow lichen streaks. After a bear hug section, rock over the arete onto the slab. Tip toe up the slab a couple moves before moving back left around the arete and to the anchor.

Upon seeing this route for the first time, one climber(Heff Jamlin) said "If I was a rock, I'd want to have sex with it." It's a gem.


Located in grotto 100 feet past warm-ups.


9 bolts to anchor.

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By Joel Unema
From: Flagstaff, AZ
May 28, 2013

One of the best routes in flagstaff, and probably a little stiff for 12d!
By Dave Meservy
Apr 22, 2014

Thanks to Collin Cox for this amazing route!
By Eric D
From: Gnarnia
Jun 8, 2015

A Flagstaff classic
By weliketrees
From: Flagstaff
Aug 19, 2015
rating: 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b

Sick Collin thanks for, yet again, another great route.

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