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Cascading Crystal Kaleidoscope (a.k.a. CCK) - 5.7 popular

Average Rating = 4.77/5 Average Rating : 4.77 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (99)
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G
3
to 3"
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.69/5
  Rock Quality 4.71/5
  Scenery 4.57/5
  Fun Factor 4.80/5

Description:

A good but meandering climb. Good route finding skills needed. 20 feet right of a huge right facing corner (UPDRAFT) is a fun face pitch to the ledge. Head up to a roof and crank it to the right of a crack, then head left to a belay in the big corner. This next pitch is one of the best in the Gunks. Head right on an incredible white hanging slab (WAY EXPOSED) to a crack, then up(crux) and right to the top.

Submitted by: ontherocks on 2008-09-21
Last Modified: 2011-10-18
Views: 3668
Route ID: 4420

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Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Red Point Red Point ascent by: gblauer on 2013-11-02 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Fun warm up

ON a beautiful fall day. Great climb.

Added: 2013-11-02

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Red Point Red Point ascent by: gblauer on 2013-10-20 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Always a kick

Great climb. Very varied; P1 is very different from P3

Added: 2013-10-20

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Red Point Red Point ascent by: gblauer on 2012-10-06 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Seems harder than a 5.7 to me!

It's always fun.

Added: 2012-10-06

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: GreenMonkee on 2012-09-22 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars I Love this route

W/ Fedor

Added: 2012-09-25

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: InyourPocket on 2012-09-16 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Followed 2nd pitch

Early evening views are great!

Added: 2012-09-19

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