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Bowling Ball Wall Rock Climbing 

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Shady wall with one 5.12 mixed route authored by Paul Van Betten. North facing.

Getting There 

From the parking lot, find your way straight down towards the circus wall. Once there, follow the wash climber's right (southeast) until scrambling becomes necessary. On your right in the shade above a precarious stance you will find the route

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.8 miles from here

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A fun, rarely done route with a sweet name. The name is taken from a Camper Van Beethoven song that briefly had a video on MTV in the late 80s. Find the song on the album Telephone Free Landslide Victory. More proof that Paul has good taste in music and an eye for overlooked routes. The crux for most seems to be the bouldery start featuring "bowling ball" pockets. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

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By Nicholas Gillman
From: Las Vegas
Jul 3, 2015
Replaced the original beta/topo photo I uploaded with an updated high resolution version (the current max MP allows) in hopes of better clarity on the app/ tablets ect...Cheers.

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