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YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Tod Anderson, Richard Wright, 1995
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Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Jul 3, 2002

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Haus Rock is by far the best this area has to offe...


To the right of the Chockstone Arete is a line that takes off in chocolate colored stone with a tricky sequence leaning out to the left. The good holds are largely hidden from view, so it is best to keep moving until a good hold comes up - which it usually does. Cut back right above the chocolate stone to a V-trough and a committing sequence that is probably the technical crux. The pump factor ratchets up as you near the anchor and the climbing feels a bit more committing. The cold shut anchors are several feet right of the top of the arete at a good stance that is not visible from below.

This has interesting climbing throughout on excellent stone.


Eight to ten draws and a rope.

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Jun 25, 2007

John Sore put up this route, Crystal Ball 1992/1993, as well a route to the the right Lance Hadfield did a route circa 1994 that moves up and left finishing at the Crystal Ball anchors.
From: Boulder, Colorado
Aug 15, 2010

This route is AWESOME. A must do for anyone climbing at the grade. Felt a bit harder that 12a, but no more than 12b/c. Please take my advice and top the route out, its the crux move.
By bradyk
Sep 21, 2011

The photo above is of Crystal Ball on the South side of Haus. Varment is also speaking of C-Ball which is classic and has an amazing top out. This un-named route is the rightmost bolted line on Alpenglow. It's rated 5.12, but I would say it's closer to 5.11+. Not nearly as good as Crystal Ball but something fun to do.

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