If I have a page which I want to allow Google to crawl to find links but not display in search results, is there any way to do that?
I suggest that you serve that page with a meta tag, which says "noindex, follow":
This means for google what you've been searching for.
3 ways come to mind.
They work with google's spider in addition to google's hardware search appliance that not many people own.
Best of luck.