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Pinnacle 2 T,TR 
Play With Your Balls T 
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Play With Your Balls 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a/b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: John Langston
New Route: Yes
Page Views: 1,134
Submitted By: Orphaned on Mar 22, 2009

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The route.


This was done ground up. It was the first route done on the East Quarry. It got the name because I placed a bunch of "Lowe Balls" on this. Further inspection revealed places to put small cams and a good stem just before the crux. So it's not as bold as I thought, I just had tunnel vision.


It's the El Matador looking stembox. You can't miss it.


Lowe Balls and small cams some stoppers. Apparently you can skip the balls if you have a few small cams.

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By Shawn Mitchell
From: Broomfield
Jul 30, 2009

Established on Lowe Balls but "further inspection" revealed CAM PLACEMENTS?? Me thinks you stinted on gear and risked your neck for a smartass route name!
By mike c
From: golden
Jan 27, 2010
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

A sweet route. Led ground up...a block detaching experience. If I remember correctly, the first lead entailed a leader fall (crazy John L) while holding onto a detaching boulder. I think the thing hit him in the head (a little more exciting than rapbolting). It was ok, though a red Alien saved the day. The hard part of the route is the transition from fingers to a flaring hand jam. Needs a little cleaning, but all the crack routes at the East Quarry do. The first route to be put up here. As far as I know, John L led it first, and I led it for the second other attempts that I know of. Like many of the routes here, it looks short and easy, but all are adventures in their own right.

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