Crystal Voyager

2 Stars
Pumpy
 E3 5c

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25m. A brilliant climb with a very exposed crux but with good gear. Follow an awkward crack to a niche, then swing right on the lip of a monster block. Before strength fades, ascend direct up a technical wall to finish via an easier groove system. A large cam is useful on this pitch. Not in current guidebook.
FA. Gordon Jenkin, R.Dalgleish( aid) 14.11.76. FFA. Kevin Turner, P.Dawson 20.4.80

USER COMMENTS

Another solid and safe *** Swanage E3
Tim Monks - 23/Apr/01

A big friend would probably be reasuring on this great little route.
stone - 07/Oct/01

Loads of gear to be found on this fantastic route.
I must admit it was to much for me to do in one hit and I was very glad to have a number 3 camalot to rest on.
eddie church - 27/May/03

The new route which crosses the 2metre roof then heads out diagonally right,to the left of crystal voyager is 'Jewel of Africa' 7b. Does anybody know why it has no lower off on it?
I had a bloody hard time getting off it!!!!!!!!
Theo Elmer - 20/Jun/05

There is no lower-off because this would interfere with the established trad-climb( Crystal Voyager).
Rob Kennard - 24/Jun/05

Alas the inevitable has happened and the large 'traverse -block' is no more!, Apparently the route should still go at E4 ish?
Rob Kennard - 15/Dec/05

That's sad! Have seen a few people who can't jam struggle along the rail (which I guess is now the lip of a small roof).
steve taylor - 15/Dec/05

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