Great new climb (June 2007) up the east face of tunnel mountain in banff national park. It isn't in the guidebook yet, but information on the route can be found on tabvar.org. This route is extremely well bolted and great for a first long moderate sport route. Get on it before the slabby crux pitch gets polished, as this route feels like the new raptor.
8 repels from 20-30 meters or four with two ropes.
Submitted by: dropkicked on 2007-09-11
Route ID: 88463
Don't log in twice very often, nor climb the same route very often....but by getting the odd leads this time, I do think this is a better route than I gave it credit for the first time....huge difference between suffering through the even pitches or being on the sharp end for the odd pitches...met a young couple rappelling past us who filled me in on "The Early Worm", which looks like a spectacular new route...so worthwhile that I climbed Ballista again.
Not overly memorable...just climbed it a few days ago, but the pitches don't stand out much. That 6th pitch was kind of fun, reminds me of the "chickenheads" we climb on in Red Rocks. Worth doing, just not at the top of my list. Felt nothing was cruxy. the hard moves are fine edges on slab. With Jackie C.