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Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Apes of Wrath S 
Black Arete, The T 
Crime & Punishment S 
Doctor Doolittle S 
Dogs of Doom T 
Double Exposure S 
Double Exposure Direct T,S 
Durangutan T,S 
Evolution S 
Extra Cool T 
Hidden Gem S 
Jailhouse Monkey (on dope) T,S 
Kong Route, The T,S 
Left Picto T 
Martyr's Crown T,S 
Picto Crack T 
Power Glide S 
Primate Highway T,S 
Push-Me-Pull-You T 
Right Picto T,TR 
Simians to the Sun T,S 
Watch Crystal Crack T 
Yellow Pages T 
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Watch Crystal Rock Climbing 

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This is the first prominent area you get to when you hike up the trail. Most of these routes are two pitches and include some of the area's classic lines such as Simians to the Sun, Watch Crystal Crack, and Durangotang.

Getting There 

Hike up the trail, when trail forks go right to get to Simians, and go left to get to the pico area.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.7 miles from here

23 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in Watch Crystal

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Watch Crystal:
Yellow Pages   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
The Black Arete   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Simians to the Sun   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 250'   
Push-Me-Pull-You   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Double Exposure   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Apes of Wrath   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 2 pitches, 250'   
Durangutan   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 200'   
Picto Crack   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Watch Crystal Crack   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Primate Highway   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 250'   
Crime & Punishment   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 150'   
Doctor Doolittle   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Evolution   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
The Kong Route   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 250'   
Martyr's Crown   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Jailhouse Monkey (on dope)   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 250'   
Power Glide   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Hidden Gem   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Watch Crystal face.
Watch Crystal face.
Rock Climbing Photo: Watch Crystal wall from the North.
BETA PHOTO: Watch Crystal wall from the North.
Rock Climbing Photo: Picto beta: Bolted anchor to the FAR left atop &qu...
BETA PHOTO: Picto beta: Bolted anchor to the FAR left atop &qu...

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