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THCrystal Corner 

YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 30'
Original:  YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Unknown
Season: Year Round
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Submitted By: Ken Noyce on Mar 26, 2016

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This route follows the obvious flake system out of the cave, the hardest move on the route is probably the one getting off the ground, but the redpoint crux is right at the third bolt making a rightward traverse before gaining the easy ground past the last bolt to the chains. Fun and interesting movement throughout the overhanging lower portion of the climb. Lots of drop knees and even a knee bar or two will help you surmount this route.


This route starts just a tiny bit to the left of the poison ivy in the cave. The start is shared with THC which begins with the first bolt line right of Crystal Method. It starts on the obvious chalked undercling with poor feet. Climb the first two bolts of THC, then continue straight up to the third bolt of Crystal Method, finishing up with a bit of a runout to a lone bolt in the easy but kind of awkward corner system above.


4 bolts to chains

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By Ken Noyce
From: Layton, UT
Apr 4, 2016

Not sure if this has been named before as I'm sure someone has climbed it before me. If you know of the actual route name or the first ascent let me know so I can update the info.
By Colby Wayment
From: Ogden, UT
Apr 27, 2016

So, most of the variations you've added that link up different routes have not been named, just referred to by rating, and those names you've given are as good as any. I know when I was in the process of trying to update the Ogden guide, I just made up names for them, but that's irrelevant now.

This particular route, however, that starts the hard undercling and climbs the overhanging flake system, was a recent independently bolted route put up by Curt Schoenfeld and originally finished with the bulge on "Like Pulling Teeth" and did not go out right. I forgot the name, however, though "The Bullnose" jumps out at me, and haven't seen Curt for a while to ask.

Chuck Odette added the shiny bolt that connects this over to Crank Addiction, that this route and Like Pullin Teeth can finish as a variation instead of doing the bulge, but maintaining the same grade, IMO.

Edit: I guess the original route is posted as "THC" but the route up the flake with new bolts and the undercling is new since the Robb guide.

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