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Astro-glide 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Hank Caylor, Mike Freischlag
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Submitted By: Pinklebear on Nov 26, 2001

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Description 

This is the leftmost route in the Crystal Cave and climbs out the left side of a chossy bowl onto a mini-headwall of blocky stone. Pre-clip the first bolt or two (you can climb up and do this then down-climb) then make a big move off a horn/spike to some pockets in the face above the bowl. The anchors arrive sooner than one might expect.

Astro-glide is the best -- ask anyone in the biz!

Protection 

5 quickdraws.


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By Alek Tkach
Sep 4, 2005
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

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Oh it is not that bad. If it saw a lot of traffic, it would be great. The only real drawbacks are a very wingspan-dependent crux and an anchor that is way the hell off to the right. Granted, not anything compared to the rest of Crystal cave, but it is something to do for sure. First bolt is crap! Stick to the second.
By Hank Caylor
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From: Golden, CO
Nov 24, 2006

I'd say that it's no worse than "Homeboy Bonanza" in Clear Creek Canyon. When it still had bolts that is......And a full stick of butter works as well as Astro-Glide, just ask Marlon Brando....