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Crystal Ether 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Gord Bose
Season: Spring - Fall
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Submitted By: Marc-Andre on May 31, 2008

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Takami following Crystal Ether. Sweet climb!


Follow long left hand dihedral to the left of the large tree around the corner (to climbers left) from Great Expectations. Easy for the first 1/3 then steepens above for a while. Layback and jam the perfect hand size crack. Crux comes where the route becomes less steep and crack thins, a few akward moves bring you to the base of a large block. Climb past the block to tree and rap hangers.


Around the corner to the left (west) of Great Expectations. Just left of large tree leaning against the cliff. Obvious dihedral is very hard to miss.


a few hand size peices for the first 2/3 and narrows to fingers for the crux. Good Pro.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Lotus on Crystal Ether
Lotus on Crystal Ether
Rock Climbing Photo: crystal ether minus the death block
crystal ether minus the death block
Rock Climbing Photo: goodbye bench
goodbye bench
Rock Climbing Photo: Marc-Andre leading Crystal Ether
Marc-Andre leading Crystal Ether
Rock Climbing Photo:  Drew Brayshaw in the crux section of Crystal Ethe...
Drew Brayshaw in the crux section of Crystal Ethe...

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By Mr. K
Aug 27, 2011
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Great route! Has anyone thought about removing the big block up top below the anchors? Seems like it's only a matter of time before that thing comes down.
By theburro3
Aug 28, 2011

This is a great route. I led it today for the first time and thought it was awesome. I do agree with Mr. K. that the flake at the top seems quite sketchy. Otherwise it's awesome.
By Jason Crapo
Sep 18, 2011

The sketchy flake at the top has been removed. The crack under the flake is packed full of tree routes that need to be removed to accept gear, also the corner below needs to to have some debris removed. Be cautious on this route until its cleaned up.
By Mr. K
Sep 18, 2011
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a


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