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Crystal Flame 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 3 pitches, 240', Grade III
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Drew Spaulding, Brian Warshow, Cameron Farbairn-2001
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Drew Spaulding on Jan 12, 2013

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Adam Weiner rappelling down the Glowing Tunnel

Warning Stainless-steel bolts are suspect near the coast. A rebolting effort is underway. MORE INFO >>>


This classic is the route that most people end up climbing when venturing up to the Candlestick Wall. The first pitch is a 120 foot 5.9 pitch brings you to the amazing belay ledge below "The Red Line" and "Crystal Flame". This Ledge also has a cave that you can tunnel through to gain the start of the Candlestick and the Thai Stick.(...or half way up the first pitch you can split to the right to gain this upper cave entrance). 2nd pitch climbs steep crystal-lined pockets up into the surprising "Glowing Tunnel". There's an optional belay at the base of the vertical tunnel above... Continue up the Glowing Tunnel for another 50' of 5'7 chimneying to the belay perch at the top of the THAIWAND.


Titanium bolts and threads protect this 240' climb. For the descent, rappel back down the same route...

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By Nate Ball
From: Portland, OR
Feb 14, 2014

Has the "Glowing Tunnel" pitch been rebolted with titanium as well?
By Mike Holley
From: Boone, NC
Apr 23, 2014

Very FUn! Awesome access to other routes on the wall! Fun FUn FUn in the SUn (Shade more likely)!
By Herm-Dawg Millionaire
From: Bozeman, Montana
Apr 6, 2016

A classic for the tunnel finish and the finishing view. Definitely the best view on the wall, though I quite like the exposure on the Candlestick and the Thai Stick. Ah, it's all good. :-) You can rap down from the bottom of the tunnel on two 60m ropes.

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