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Crystal Ship 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  TR, 65'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: John Ely on Nov 20, 2013

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BETA PHOTO: Crystal Ship is marked with the letter C.

Description 

Make some difficult moves up past the crystal knobs - using the rib to the right to make it easier - until one crosses Sterling's Double Crack. Keep climbing past a few pockets straight up the face about 5 feet left of Sterling's Right Double Crack.


Location 

On a face with quartz hold and a largish rib that starts about 7 feet up, about 6 feet downstream of the Sterling's Double Cracks start.


Protection 

top rope



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By Dave Rockwell
Nov 20, 2013

Base is underwater much of the year, but it is still a good destination. Many years ago I called this "Crystal Ship" for the large quartz bucket on the right near the top, which ends the climb. It was so long ago I honestly don't remember if someone showed it to me or not. There is a somewhat harder direct finish on sharp edges, in which the whole big flake on the right may not be touched.