Crest Jewel Direct 5.10d

 
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Yosemite Valley, California USA


Trip Report
Crest Jewel Direct
Sunday July 28, 2002 9:28pm
Dan Dingle (who did Crest Jewel's first ascent with Mike Lucero) and Steve Swann just put up a Direct Start to Crest Jewel on June 27,2002. Mark Albosta and I did the second ascent a couple weeks later. Five new pitches 5.8, 10a,10d,5.9 and 10a

You can see a topo and route beta at
http://member.newsguy.com/~climbing/CrestJewelDirectbeta_Topo.html

You can read our trip report and see pictures at
http://member.newsguy.com/~climbing/Crest_Jewel_Direct.html

It's a fun route with good pro (for a slab)

Have fun

karl

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Karl Baba
About the Author
Karl Baba is a trad climber from Yosemite, Ca.

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climber
  Aug 1, 2002 - 07:22am PT
cool
thanks
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Author's Reply  Aug 2, 2002 - 10:42pm PT
To give credit where credit is due, I got this note from Dan Dingle, the first Ascensionist:


'If you mention Mike and I as having done Crest Jewel,
would you also mention Tom Beck. Although he wasn't
on the final ascent, he helped tremendously in
supporting Mike and I in our work and did a lot of the
drilling."


climber
  Aug 3, 2002 - 12:55pm PT
What about Steve? He did most of the bolting on the direct.
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Author's Reply  Aug 3, 2002 - 04:33pm PT
I mentioned Steve in the notice and in Trip report. I haven't talked to him but Dan said he was not only a fine drill master but flashed the crux pitch while Dan had a slip on it.

My follow up post was regarding mention of the first ascent of Crest Jewel which Steve wasn't there for.

Peace

Karl


climber
  Aug 5, 2002 - 11:52am PT
He appreciates that, Karl!
10b4me

climber
  Mar 12, 2014 - 06:51pm PT
Bump
looking sketchy there...

Social climber
Lassitude 33
  Mar 12, 2014 - 08:07pm PT
linkies not working for me.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
  Mar 12, 2014 - 09:05pm PT
I'm sure this TR is cool but the link no worky so why bump 10b??
matty

Trad climber
under the sea
  Mar 12, 2014 - 09:28pm PT
BBST!!!

they work, just not hyperlinked correctly


http://member.newsguy.com/~climbing/Crest_Jewel_Direct.html



http://member.newsguy.com/~climbing/CrestJewelDirectbeta_Topo.html






you gunn die
ThomasKeefer

Trad climber
San Diego
  Mar 12, 2014 - 10:35pm PT
awesome route...
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
  Mar 12, 2014 - 11:06pm PT
you gunn die

That was a possibility with the old rusty spinners but now? Pfffft...
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North Dome - Crest Jewel Direct 5.10d - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click to Enlarge
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