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Big Balls - 5.11a popular

Average Rating = 3.56/5 Average Rating : 3.56 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 12
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (9)
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7 bolts, plus 2 bolts for anchoring at top.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.67/5
  Rock Quality 2.67/5
  Scenery 2.67/5
  Fun Factor 4.33/5

Description:

Look for huge roof on right side of Ascent Gully. Same start as "Not a Good First Lead" except follow 3 bolts left and avoid chimney. At ledge, clip 4 more bolts through the roof. Exciting and commiting.

Submitted by: brake on 2005-09-02
Last Modified: 2012-05-28
Views: 1731
Route ID: 62603

9 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: up_for_a_good_time on 2013-04-27 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars good bottom, good top, sucky middle

middle is crappy, but maybe bring some gear to protect. easy climbing. roof is a bit heady, but great holds are present. enjoy the left heel hooks.

Added: 2013-05-01

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: beattyjo on 2012-08-05 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Great heel hooks

Should be rated 5.10b. Easier than "Leading should feel this way". Good hand holds the whole way. The heel hooks are fun at the end. They really help you clip the last two bolts!

Added: 2012-08-05

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: IsayAutumn on 2010-03-07 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars 5.11a my arse (good though)

If you could extend the roof portion and the subsequent roof traverse for another 60 feet, this would be an area classic. The bottom portion sucks, but the top is fun.

Added: 2010-03-11

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: davidKelly on 2004-07-15 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Great Route

Def not 11a...more like 10b. Great route though. Love the heel hooks at the end.

Added: 2009-07-15

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Ubidubium on 2009-06-28 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Not at all a 5.11

At most this is a 5.10a- but I've got to give it a 5.9.

Precariously loose boulders just above and right of the first 3 extremely close bolts. Careful. Place a cam in the cracks on the left when you get to the hands free rest above the 1st 3 bolts.

Added: 2009-07-01

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