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The Balls Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 7,500'
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Submitted By: Colin Cox on Oct 19, 2009
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Description 

The Balls are two bigger than average boulders that likely trundled down below the road from the Balls Wall above. Bob Murray established the best lines on these rarely visited boulders long ago, using top rope protection for the taller lines. The rock is andacite or dacite, and occasionally sharp, but the lines are tall and proud, and with enough pads, could be bouldered. Top rope anchors are available. Enough problems for a day or two of bouldering.

Getting There 

Park 2.4 miles up FR 111(same as Balls Wall). From the road, below the left side of the Balls Wall above, descend through PINE TREES 100 feet to the massive boulders. They are visible from the road at the edge of the more heavily pine covered area beneath the road.

Climbing Season

For the *Bouldering Northern Arizona area.

Weather station 4.4 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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


Featured Route For The Balls

Lava Bomb V3 6A PG13  AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : The Balls
100 feet below the balls is a little rock blob with a good face on it's southern side that could entice you to wander up it's attractive looking jugs and pockets. Escape left to guarantee the top, escape right over the boulder if you dare, or take the proud line straight up the steep rounded top and risk becoming the Lava Bomb! ...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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