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Crystal Ball 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b PG13

   
Type:  Trad, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: D. Nicol, A. Ourom
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Submitted By: John Wilder on Jul 30, 2010

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Description 

A route with an...interesting, but well protected crux that sits just to the right of the Zip.

Climb the crack to a ledge, then climb the dihedral on the left to a roof and follow the crack to the top.


Location 

The crack system just right of the zip.

Protection 

thin gear to 3"


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By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jul 30, 2010

This routes anchors need attention- a wrench could fix the shackles easily, but new bolts would be good as well.
By Mark van Eijk
Oct 31, 2011

The crux comes early, protects well, and is only a small step up from the hardest moves on the zip. I suppose the PG13 rating is for the unprotected easy ramp in the middle, nothing to worry about, it's essentially an elevated sidewalk. After that, it's pretty fun jamming and stemming to the top, the roof is fun and has a great exposed feeling to it for a smaller crag. Overall an okay route, don't go out of your way, but worth checking out if you're at the Zip anyways.
By Mark Roberts
From: Vancouver, BC
Sep 4, 2012
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Fiddly gear, but not PG-13.