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The Balconies

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The Balconies 


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Description 

The Balconies is a wonderland of vertical chutes and home to Lava Falls and "Shake and Bake".


Getting There 

Approach by Balconies Trail.


9 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',2],['5.10',1],['5.11',2],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Balconies:
Lava Falls   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a R     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   
Shake-N-Bake   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a R     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   
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Featured Route For The Balconies
Ladies and Gentlemen...Lava Falls.

Lava Falls 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a CA : Central Coast : ... : The Balconies
Two magnificent pitches of wild stemming up a spooky black groove on the Balconies. Pitch one involves steep knob climbing between sometimes sparsely-placed bolts. An occasional knob can be tied off, but the steep crux comes between a gap in protection opportunities. Pitch 2 requires more hip-cramping stemming up the water-hardened chute. This pitch is not to be missed. At the time of this writing, not all bolts are inspiring, and some loose rock is present....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Balconies as seen from top of Machete on a clear winter's day.
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By Mark Doliner
May 26, 2013

FYI The Balconies cliff face containing Lava Falls and Shake and Bake was sunny in the morning and came into the shade around 2pm yesterday, May 25.