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Crystal Crescent 

YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: FA 2015 Ney and Betsy Grant
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Ney Grant on Jun 25, 2016

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A fantastic, sustained sport climb on fine, clean granite. You may have to go to Tuolumne Meadows to find anything as good. Follow the bolts up past a small crescent to the sport anchor at the apex, 30 meters up (a 70 meter rope works for lower-off or top rope). You can climb 5.6 Slick Rock Cracks to set up a TR.


To find the start, walk up on the easy low ledge at the bottom of the steep face below the Crystal Crescent Arch.

On the topo image found under "Nap Wall Area", this is climb number 3.


7 bolts then a two-bolt sport anchor

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By Niko Nakamura
From: Reno
May 30, 2017

This thing was awesome, a must do if you made the trek out to the dome.
By Alex Kirkpatrick
5 days ago
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Nice climb,, Great rock
By BruceB
From: Reno, NV
5 days ago
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Such great rock, we TR'd a randon section of rock about 15 feet to the left of this route. Great fun, probably 5.9. Another bolted route somewhere in that area would be a nice addition.
By Ney Grant
From: Pollock Pines, CA
4 days ago

Hi Alex,

Is this Alex that we climbed with on a still secret rock out at Egyptian Ridge?

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