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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.
Hike up the trail, when trail forks go right to get to Simians, and go left to get to the pico area.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Watch Crystal:
Yellow Pages 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
The Black Arete 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Simians to the Sun 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 250'
Push-Me-Pull-You 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Apes of Wrath 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Sport, 2 pitches, 250'
Double Exposure 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Picto Crack 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Durangutan 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 200'
Watch Crystal Crack 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Crime & Punishment 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 150'
Primate Highway 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 250'
Doctor Doolittle 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Evolution 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
The Kong Route 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 250'
Jailhouse Monkey (on dope) 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 250'
Martyr's Crown 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Double Exposure Direct 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b R Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Power Glide 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Hidden Gem 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
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Jailhouse Monkey (on dope) 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a CO : Durango : ... : Watch Crystal
Climb the same start as Durangotang to gain belay ledge. From the belay ledge shoot straight up (Durangotang is to your left and Apes of Wrath is to your right) 160 feet to the top....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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