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Description

The highball boulder is probably the single largest chunk of diabase in Mt. Gretna or any of the surrounding outlying areas. It is an impressive boulder with many characters. This blocky boulder has proud, tall problems on each of its sides and aretes. There are three arete climbs, the best being Delerium Tremens (V5). The steep faces are flakey and friable, but there is a smooth, clean slab on the back and a wonderful easy crack. The slab is home to the perplexing and unrepeated problem Squeak (V tricky).

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Highball

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V3-4 6A+
The Original Route
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V8 7B
Trickle in Time
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The Original Route V3-4 6A+ Boulder
Trickle in Time V8 7B Boulder
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Robin Close
Columbia, Maryland
Robin Close   Columbia, Maryland
For some reason my first comment got cut off. Here's another video of a recent repeat of The Squeak, using slightly lower footholds for the traverse. ( vimeo.com/97079748) Jun 5, 2014
Robin Close
Columbia, Maryland
Robin Close   Columbia, Maryland
First ascent video of The Squeak ( youtube.com/watch?v=aq5FKAE…) and a recent repeat using slightly lower feet for the traverse ( vimeo.com/97079748). Such a great slab! Jun 5, 2014

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