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Electric Ball 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c PG13

Type:  Trad, 75'
Original:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c PG13 [details]
FA: S. Young, D. Martin
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Submitted By: John Wilder on Jul 30, 2010

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BETA PHOTO: Electric Ball Topo

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A beautiful route with several cruxes and good gear. Be bold on this one, though, as one of the lower cruxes has groundfall potential and the upper one has big air potential.

This route is easily top roped by climbing any of the routes to the left and moving the rope to the anchors on top of this route.


The obvious thin crack system on the right hand side of the wall.


thin gear to #2 camalot

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Rock Climbing Photo: Electric Ball is the twin cracks on the right
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By Hamik Mukelyan
From: Pasadena, CA
Sep 1, 2013

With an overcammed BD blue or slightly undercammed yellow and a really good belay--a running backward at full throttle if you peel kind of belay--you might stay off the deck if you blow it at the lower crux. If you don't feel solid just downclimb--the gear and fall would be safe at that point.
By Lina Baker
Jun 1, 2015

Both technical and somewhat burly--this climb packs a great punch! Great benchmark climb for how you progress over the season!
By Raddam6
Sep 5, 2015

Great climb. Don't be a pussy, do the direct finish its classic. This pitch was soft for the grade, I thought.

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