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Crystal Ball 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: D. Nicol, A. Ourom
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Submitted By: John Wilder on Jul 30, 2010

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A route with an...interesting, but well protected crux that sits just to the right of the Zip.

Climb the crack to a ledge, then climb the dihedral on the left to a roof and follow the crack to the top.


The crack system just right of the zip.


thin gear to 3"

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By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jul 30, 2010

This routes anchors need attention- a wrench could fix the shackles easily, but new bolts would be good as well.
By Mark van Eijk
Oct 31, 2011

The crux comes early, protects well, and is only a small step up from the hardest moves on the zip. I suppose the PG13 rating is for the unprotected easy ramp in the middle, nothing to worry about, it's essentially an elevated sidewalk. After that, it's pretty fun jamming and stemming to the top, the roof is fun and has a great exposed feeling to it for a smaller crag. Overall an okay route, don't go out of your way, but worth checking out if you're at the Zip anyways.
By Mark Roberts
From: Vancouver, BC
Sep 4, 2012
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Fiddly gear, but not PG-13.
By geoff georges
From: Seattle, Wa.
Feb 12, 2016
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

This was an on-sight lead for me, and the Zip was not, still think this is easier then the Zip.
By drsoc
Sep 10, 2016

Funny, I thought this was way, way, way, WAY harder than The Zip, at least the first part, the thin crack. The ramp and up is easier.

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