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Lost Marbles - 5.9

Average Rating = 1.00/5 Average Rating : 1.00 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating X
  Exposure (Not Rated)
  Rock Quality (Not Rated)
  Scenery (Not Rated)
  Fun Factor (Not Rated)


Ever wonder how Scary Larry DeAngelo earned his nickname? Climb this route and find out. Start as per Lotta Balls. Pitch 1: Instead of cutting right into the handcrack, continue up the dihedral. When the crack thins out, step right to the Lotta Balls bolt and then climb up to a belay stance at the base of the dihedral. (5.9, 110') [Variation- If you're bold, continue straight up instead of stepping right, then traverse into belay. 5.10ish, no pro] Pitch 2: Scary shit. Step left onto the face left of the dihedral, then go straight up. Pro is non-existent for the first 50'. 5.9 R/X, 110'. Pitch 3: Step left off the belay block and head up the face, eventually joining up with Lotta Balls. 5.8R, 200'. Descent: As per Lotta Balls. Note: The first and last pitch of this route are decent variations to Lotta Balls, however the second pitch is NOT recommended- the rock is rotten and the pro is complete crap. A fall here would be very bad.

Submitted by: vegastradguy on 2005-05-07
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Route ID: 66394

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  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating X
Onsight Onsight ascent by: flamer on 2005-09-30 (View Climbing Log)

1 out of 5 stars Bad fall potential

Hopefully i will be the only person to have ever lead's really runout and the rock isn't good. What was I thinking?

Added: 2007-04-30