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Ball Bearing - 5.10a

Average Rating = 3.80/5 Average Rating : 3.80 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 8
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (34)
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to 1 1/2"(1rst pitch) to 4"(2nd pitch)
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.25/5
  Rock Quality 4.62/5
  Scenery 3.62/5
  Fun Factor 4.12/5

Description:

North Side. A great 2 pitch route. 1rst: good finger crack. 2nd: great little roof, and balancey lay-back, followed by a big ass flared fist crack. Yea !!! Can TR first pitch from bolts

Submitted by: johnr9q on 2006-04-23
Last Modified: 2007-02-22
Views: 1269
Route ID: 5105

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  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: kubok13 on 2014-03-19 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars none

none

Added: 2014-04-04

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dowww on 2013-05-17 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Ball Bearing

Excellent first pitch. The final seam (crux) below the fixed belay is fantastic for the grade. Delicate moves protected with micro pro. Gets more sun than you think in mid May.

Added: 2013-05-18

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: bowleggedgoat on 2010-10-14 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Balancy

A great route with some cool moves.

Added: 2012-02-07

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: quiteatingmysteak on 2011-10-03 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars .

P1 only, meh...

Added: 2011-10-03

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: gunked on 2011-06-05 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars I thought this was better than Illusion Dweller.

First off, Illusion Dweller is over-rated and over-graded. It was good, not amazing and closer to 9+. Ball bearing was probably the most aesthetic and interesting climb I did at J-Tree. I did it all in one pitch and I highly recommend doing so. It's a rope stretcher with a 60m. Wonderful and thoughtful moves and gear placements to avoid rope drag. It's grade is fairly accurate in the easy 10's to hard 9's range. With the open views, clean rock and wonderful jams, this climbs gets at least 2 more stars than Illusion Dweller in my book! BTW - If linking both pitches, probably best not to fall a the roof above the 1st pitch anchor!

Added: 2011-09-01

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