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Underpass S,TR 

Balance Sheet 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a X

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: unknown
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Submitted By: Brian Quiter on Aug 30, 2004

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After the crux start on 'Balance Sheet'

Description 

Listed as a 5.9 in the Climbing Skyline Boulevard book, I think the first move of Balance Sheet is a little harder than that. After it, you have one bolt, then 50 feet of 5.3 huecos before another challenging move just above the second bolt.

Not a great route, but a decent warmup if you're here.


Protection 

2 bolts for 80 feet. Some trad placements could probably supplement that in the easy (and extremely runout) section between the two bolt.

The top anchor is either the two bolts at the top of the rock or you can use the single bolt atop Underpass (just to the right) and equalize it with the tree branch right there.



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Kathy Dicker having fun on the "Balance Sheet" (5.10a). Photo: B. Morris
Kathy Dicker having fun on the "Balance Sheet" (5....
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By Blitzo
Sep 12, 2006

I thought it was hard for 5.9!

By Steve R.
From: Oakland, CA
Apr 8, 2009

Cool first couple boulder moves! Make sure your partner spots you on the start. Used a couple tricams to protect the runout in the middle.

By Jennifer H
Aug 3, 2009
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a X

This route has a very hard start but is extremely easy afterwards.

By Mark Fletcher
Jan 14, 2014

This would only have a protection rating of X if you did not bring some cams and slings. There are several places in the easier section to put in cams and sling hourglasses.

By vincent L.
From: Redwood City
Mar 16, 2014

There are a couple of cam placements between the bolts. I'm not sure it even qualifies as an 'R' rated route , let alone an 'X'.

The start felt a little harder than 5.9 , and very fun.