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Crystal Caper 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 160'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Pat Callis & Tom Jungst, 1981 ("probably" - Dockins)
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Submitted By: Matt Wenger on Apr 13, 2017

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BETA PHOTO: Crystal Caper


Start in the short crack to the right of the dark streak. Move a tad left, then continue up and right following the obvious quartz vein past massive crystal jugs. Finish over a chockstone to chains. Route ends on same massive ledge at top of 2nd pitch of Skyline. Small runout in the middle, and the pro can be slightly tricky in places, but the climbing is fairly easy. Fun and airy in places!


Southwest corner of Skyline Buttress. You will start almost directly below the 2nd pitch chimney of Skyline.


Double rack of cams with a set of nuts is more than plenty. There are a few fixed stoppers along the way (as of 2013). Offset cams/stoppers and slings are useful. Chain anchors.

Note: You need TWO ROPES to rappel this route, or finish the upper pitches of Skyline and walk off.

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