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Headbanger's Ball 

YDS: 5.12b/c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- British: E6 6b

Type: Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12b/c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Terry Ayers
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Submitted By: Adam Stackhouse on Jan 2, 2007
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This not often done route takes a line up and through the roof formed by Headstone Rock, left of the route SW Corner (5.6).


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"Headbanger's Ball". <br />Photo by Blitzo.
BETA PHOTO: "Headbanger's Ball".
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By C Miller
Jan 2, 2007

You're right it's not often done, but it's a classic sandbag.

By Ben H
Nov 15, 2010

I'm having a hard time understanding how this thing is only 1 to 2 letter grades harder than Apartheid? ... Its also a shame that the rest of the route over the lip wasn't a little better quality.

By Scott Cosgrove
Sep 10, 2013

It's way harder than Apartheid, the crew who put it up, prided themselves as sandbaggers. The Cutting Edge and Headmaster are also complete sandbags as well. Terry Ayres, was one of the best climbers of his day, that no one knows about.