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Ballantine Blast - 5.7

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 1
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (1)
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Rock (Trad)
G
3
up to 3" cams, few wires
300
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

This starts just right of Lazy Buttress. Pitch 1 and 2 can be combined with a 70m. Pitch 1: climb the corner to the right about 50-60' to an anchor on the left wall. Pitch 2: Continue up the corner crack (1 bolt) to an anchor on the left wall. An extra long piece of webbing allows for belaying on nice ledge, otherwise hanging. Pitch 3: goes straight up over a bulge. Variation: climb right onto a large slab up to piece of webbing (5.1)

Descent Options:

From the variation scramble left so you are above the bulge. Webbing has been place on a small over hang. 2 raps reach the bottom.

Submitted by: matt4923 on 2009-05-24
Views: 850
Route ID: 99633

1 Ascent Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: matt4923 on 2009-05-23 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Pretty nice

2nd pitch was tougher (5.8) for me because I'm not the best crack climber. Soloed the 1st pitch and variation of the 3rd pitch.

Added: 2009-05-24