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Crystal Ball 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: John Sore
Season: late Spring through mid-Fall
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Submitted By: CrocodiliusPontifex on Sep 26, 2010

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Laura peering into the Crystal Ball.


On the South side of Haus Rock, start on an undercling and climb an obvious, diagonal seam up and right to hanging chains. An optional and exciting move to a jug past the chains adds a little bit of spice to the experience. Grabbing the chains to clip the anchors is bad form. There is also a direct start a few feet to the right of the traditional start which also goes at 12b but is a bit easier.


This is on the South side of Haus Rock.


Fixed chains at the top.

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By slopdog
Sep 26, 2012

The crystal ball is in the last quarter of the climb, not the start. What are you talking about?
By skylar drakos
From: Breckenridge, CO
Oct 27, 2012

Everyone that wants to the the 2 pitch rap for the top rope set up, please don't do any stupid shit. My friend rapped off the end during the rap.
P.s. knot your ends!!!
By nate post
From: Silverthorne
Nov 29, 2012

Climbing Haus Rock November 29th with no snow in sight. Crazy! Sure beats sitting around wishing It would start snowing so I could go ride some powder.
By hwendlandt Wendlandt
Jun 14, 2014

Preface: this was my first time touching anything in the 12 range, so my opinion may carry little weight. But still, I didn't think any of the individual moves were harder than 11b. It's just that there were 20 in a row!
By nate post
From: Silverthorne
Jul 11, 2014

You're right, none of the moves are harder than 11b, but 20 moves in a row without a rest and it starts to feel like a 12b. By the way, it looks like we were both climbing at Lime Creek on the 4th of July.
By Nate Liles
Oct 25, 2015

Rebolted in 2014. Hardware courtesy of the ASCA. Consider a donation today @
By Hangdog2
Oct 6, 2016

For the record, John Sore put up this route. He is one of the early developers of the area. Also he bolted Macho Picasso.
By Noah McKelvin
From: Colorado Springs
May 7, 2017
rating: 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

Badass route. Definitely don't clip the anchor until the very top jug. Such a cool sequence!
By Clay Hansen
From: Colorado
Jun 21, 2017
rating: 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

Bring your A-game. This route doesn't quit until the anchors, and if you punt off the last jug you're in for a ride.

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