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Liquid Crystal 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Downing and Hare, 1988.
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Submitted By: Kristo torgersen on Aug 10, 2001

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Description 

Liquid Crystal is great line, combining both steep and low angle moves on a pebble covered face. Clip the first bolt then traverse out right to the huge pebble conglomerate. The crux is here at the second bolt, negotiating a series of steep moves on a hold-camoflauged wall to gain a stance at the third bolt. From here just keep cool and work your way up past two more bolts on solid edges and crystals to gain the anchors. I was lucky enough to have the full on effect of "liquid crystal", sending the line in a full on downpour (the edges and crystals are that good, just watch the feet!).

This fine line is actually located on the South Ridge, the next ridge west of Stonehenge. From where the Bear Canyon Trail crosses the creek continue on the trail for 100 yards then cut uphill along the base of the ridge. From here the line is located 150 yards up the slope on a highly tectured face right next to a large Juniper tree.


Protection 

Five bolts to a two bolt anchor with rap rings.



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