Crystal Wall Rock Climbing
This two pitch southeast-facing wall is of quality granite and while it hosts only a few cracks, they are quite good.
This wall lies a few canyons west of the Waterfall area. Park at the large dirt pullout located on the south-side of Hwy 88 just past the turnoff to Markleeville. Cross to the north-side of the street and look for a large boulder on the road side. Take the obvious switchbacks up to the base of a Bandit Crag. Continue up and right (northeast), making your way up a the most prominent canyon. Hike/scramble up the loose sand and rocks to the base of a large, east-facing wall approx 1/2 way from the top of the ridge (approx 40mins-1hr).
The area as seen from the parking lot
Climbing Season For the Woodfords Canyon area.
Weather station 1.2 miles from here
4 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Crystal Wall
Roof Bravado 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b CA
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Make a few slab moves to gain the crack. Follow it to the first roof. Pull the right side of the roof and smear up to the next roof. Place a piece and continue up the steep slab and widening crack left to the apex. Yard the flake to the belay station....[more] Browse More Classics in CA