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Balanced Effect - 5.11a

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 5
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (1)
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Jeremy Alvis, (2000)
Rock (Sport)
1/2" SS Bolts
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


A Question of Balance (form. Balanced Effect), 2 pitches, 5.11 & .10c, This climb was retro bolted on both pitches. Sweet well protected climbing, technical and tenuous at the crux, slightly run out after the 4th bolt crux. Staying out just right of the bolts seems to ease the grade. Pitch two is on steep rock with a variety of moves into the obvious weakness then trend slightly back left. A spell binder of a pitch. FA: Jeremy Alvis, (2000)

Descent Options:

Rap station at north end of summit

Submitted by: ahenson on 2011-05-15
Last Modified: 2011-09-11
Views: 693
Route ID: 108668

1 Ascent Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: lithophiliac on 2002-08-21 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars High quality climbing!

An excellent and slightly harder (imo) complement to Barrett light. Thin, cruxy moves near the 4th clip, followed by cool climbing to the chains.

Added: 2011-07-21