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Waste of Time 

YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 35'
Original:  YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c [details]
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Submitted By: Climb To Safety on Feb 12, 2012

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BETA PHOTO: Climb up the crack to a small ledge followed by an...


Follow the crack up to a ledge, followed by an easy face to the top.

Descent: Walk/scramble down towards the gulley to the left of the route when facing it.


Direct approach - Walk from the 2nd parking lot, down the stairs, towards the lake. Follow the trail along the right side of the lake. At the end of the lake, head straight up the scree hill. You will run into this route after about 10-15 minutes.

Alternate approach - You can hike up the hill when you are about 1/2 way across the lake, the normal approach to the other climbs in this area (look for a large tree trunk on the ground, and go over it, and up the gulley). When you get to the climbs of Ace Dick and Leaper Route, traverse to the left. I don't recommend the scree hill, the climb is not worth it.


Basic rack and some slings. Protection is not great, but the climbing is easy.

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By TacoDelRio
From: All up in yo bidniss.
Feb 13, 2012

Good job getting out there. I checked this line out but never got around to climbing it. It looks like fun.

Cheers guy!
By Climb To Safety
From: california
Feb 14, 2012

taco, thanks for adding the crystal lake crag to mountain project. a lot of questionable rock, but for the proximity to my house, it's a pretty cool area. i'll go back.
By TacoDelRio
From: All up in yo bidniss.
Feb 21, 2012

For sure. Lemme know the next time you head out. I live a short distance from you.
By Wes Bolz
From: Baldwin Park Ca.
Mar 12, 2012

Hey Taco im thinking of checking out the Crag this Wednesday.. Is there any Special gear i should take?
By TacoDelRio
From: All up in yo bidniss.
Mar 16, 2012

Hey dude, sorry I didn't get to you in time. Sent you an email.

FWIW, 10+ft of webbing for long anchors. The more the merrier.
By Wes Bolz
From: Baldwin Park Ca.
Mar 16, 2012

Yeah i took about 90ft of webbing just for overkill ... I had to clean up some of the Rocks at the top cause when i set the anchor a good size rock fell in my climbing path ... Rock is kinda shady but a great Spot ... Im going to go back FoSho....... Thx Taco :)

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