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Crystal Staircase 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 85'
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
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Season: any good day
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Submitted By: phil broscovak on Sep 8, 2016

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Stellar stairway.

Description 

Crystal Staircase is one of my favorite routes at Harmels because of its unique beauty. It is the quite stellar band of crystals that sweeps up and left from the base of Tony's Tango and ends at the chains where Toys and Left Hand converge. The transition from the top of the staircase and into the cracks leading to the anchors is the somewhat heady crux.

Location 

Start the same as Tony's Tango, then veer up and right following the crystal band.

Protection 

The pro is sparse but sufficient with a good eye for pro. This is probably not a good lead for a beginner, but it is an awesome toprope for anyone.


Photos of Crystal Staircase Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Crystal cruisin'.
Crystal cruisin'.
Rock Climbing Photo: Crystal Crimpin'.
Crystal Crimpin'.
Rock Climbing Photo: Lia Alicia starting up the Crystal Staircase.
Lia Alicia starting up the Crystal Staircase.

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