The Dilithium Crystal
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John Bachar free-soloing Enterprise (5.12b), Owens...
This sweet little stack of rock is home to a bunch of great climbs in the 5.11-5.12 range. The routes are tightly packed and generally receive afternoon sun.
Approach via the Central Gorge. Either cross the river by the bathroom and then hike under the Eldorado Roof, or follow the trail until directly across from the Crystal, descend steeply to the river and cross there.
Weather station 18.7 miles from here
14 Total Routes
['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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Dr Claw 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Klingon 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Mind Meld 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Enterprise 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
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Enterprise 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b CA
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One of the four classic "E" routes from Tom Herbert, this Gorge classic takes an amazing line out a substantial roof on the left side of the Dilithium Crystal formation.A vertical face quickly gains the imposing roof (which is much easier than appearances suggest) which is rife with positive holds albeit a bit strenuous. The crux lies just above the lip as you struggle to get established on the slab above; once over it's a matter of holding it together to the anchors....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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