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Blue Balls 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Dan Petty on Apr 27, 2010

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BETA PHOTO: Blue Balls as seen from the base of the route.

Description 

Start at the corner directly right of a distinguishable, broken tree. Follow a left-trending crack through an outward-flaring chimney. Move up and to the right out of the chimney to easy face climbing that leads to a large ledge and a selection of large trees and boulders.

Location 

North side of the buttress 100 ft to the left of Dolphin Head.

Protection 

Natural Anchors. Fixed rope/webbing can be found for lowering on the back side of the buttress if you follow the ledge to the right.


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rap station - climb to the top of the gully at the top of Blue Balls and move climber's right and down.  <br /> <br />The remains of a worse station a bit further down.
BETA PHOTO: rap station - climb to the top of the gully at the...

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By Scott Gilliam
From: Raleigh, NC
Mar 16, 2014

IMHO, the wild exit from the alcove makes this route well worth the mungy bit at the start.
By jake wiener
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Jun 24, 2014

Fairly chossy, but the exit is awesome. Probably not the best for a brand new leader.