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Home - Climbing - Crystal Bay Boulder

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Links

Crystal Bay Boulder on  Mountain Project, Rockclimbing.com.

The Routes

The Right Crack (5.10c)
The Left Crack (5.9)

Crystal Bay

After seeing pictures from this rock I knew it was something that had to be done. After a little digging, I was on the way with my two daughters in tow. Walking up (and having left the printed beta in the car below) it looked as though the right crack would be the easier of the two, so we opted for that. We were wrong, sort of. It starts off  with an awkward shelf just below the handcrack, which veers left. Once the crack heads back to the right things get more difficult. The left crack, which is the 5.9, I found to be the more difficult of the two. That may be since it was my first experience trying to hump my way up a chimney. I bled. A lot. It starts as a flaring off width with a hand crack deep in the back. Gets a bit more difficult in the middle before easing off near the top.

Crystal Bay Boulder Pictures

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Directions - Coming from California - roughly one mile into Nevada on Hwy. 28, take a left onto Amagosa Rd., then left on Wassou Rd., then right on Tuscarora and then take your second right on Tuscarora (othere sites, and Google Maps also call this Wellesey Way and Teresia Way, but the sign where you turn says Tuscarora). Head to the end. There is limited parking and this is a residential neighborhood, so don't block anyone or any driveways.The rock should be obvious.

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