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Cascading Crystal Kaleidoscope (CCK)
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Cascading Crystal Kaleidoscope (CCK)

 
Cascading Crystal Kaleidoscope (CCK)

Page Type: Route

Location: New York, United States, North America

Object Title: Cascading Crystal Kaleidoscope (CCK)

Route Type: Trad Climbing

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

Time Required: Less than two hours

Rock Difficulty: 5.7 (YDS)

Number of Pitches: 3

Route Quality: 
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Page By: divnamite

Created/Edited: Nov 16, 2009 / Nov 16, 2009

Object ID: 574272

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Description

Unbelievable route! Just look at the pics and you'll understand why.

Pitch 1: Climb up to left-facing block to a bulge (crux), then a small roof. After that, go straight up to the oak tree for belay. The pine tree for pitch 2 is about 20 feet right. (5.5, PG, 140')

Pitch 2: Directly opposite of the pine tree is a open-book like left facing corner. Climb up the right face and move right to under a roof. Climb over the bulging roof (crux), and then start traverse left. Follow natural line to a large corner with belay slings. (5.7+, PG,60')

Pitch 3: Make sure your second has a camera ready. Make the airy traverse under the first horizontal (small cams) to a crack. Move up the crack (flake) to a big roof, finish it by going over and move toward your right. (5.7+, PG, 50').

Cascading Crystal Kaleidoscope
Pretty much straight up to GTLedge

Cascading Crystal Kaleidoscope
Follow the line. A lot of chalk marks are wrong.

Cascading Crystal Kaleidoscope
Incredible exposure!

Cascading Crystal Kaleidoscope
Next move is the hardest.

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Cascading Crystal Kaleidoscope