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Brass Balls - 5.10b

Average Rating = 2.50/5 Average Rating : 2.50 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (4)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10d
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 3.75/5
  Rock Quality 1.75/5
  Scenery 3.75/5
  Fun Factor 2.50/5

Description:

Left of Ripcord.

Submitted by: vegastradguy on 2004-08-01
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Route ID: 57201

4 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10d
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dowww on 2011-11-18 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Brass Balls

Someone below recommended not worth doing past the first couple pitches...they must not have climbed the route. I led the whole route. The third pitch is good for the grade and the last pitch is the crux of the climb, a very fun roof pull on the best rock of the day. The second pitch is varnished, but a bit of a worrying lead on fractured jugs. Just have to be use to placing pro on such terrain. I went into the corner and double slung my pieces. The third pitch is a gem at 5.7. The last pitch is a gem at 5.9+. The first pitch is well protected at the crux. It is actually a decent route.

Added: 2011-11-23

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: nkane on 2010-03-15 (View Climbing Log)

1 out of 5 stars what a chosspile

i would call the first pitch crux 5.10d, like in the handren book. You can also try an optional 5.10R start from the lower gully, campusing on fragile jugs through a roof. I followed p1 and led p2, which not only had heinous rope drag, but also was chock full of flexing, fragile, scary rock. not recommended.

Added: 2010-03-18

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: DHART on 2008-03-11 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars suck it up

if you start on the ledge directly below the bolts-definitely 5.10. for some added spice start down on the ground and GO-pg 13 if not R. not worth doing past the first pitch and definitely not past the second

Added: 2008-06-11

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10d
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: needrock on 2008-03-19 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars balls

this route has a decent first pitch and last pitch and rotten chossy rock in between. i would not do it again. i think it has lost some holds becaue it is rated 5.10d in the new handren guide book.

Added: 2008-03-21