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Betty Jo Yablonksi 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a V0 4 R
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Type: Boulder, 25 ft
FA: John Yablonski
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Shared By: Joe Brophy on Dec 31, 2004
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description [Edit]

One of 10 or so classic high balls in the Park, as well as one of the easiest, this is the first climbable feature you'll see on your left as you enter the real Hidden valley corridor. Refrain from setting a TR and just go for it as the crux is encountered midway while leaving the top is a feeling to be savored and not feared.

Don't expect to send in a quiet setting as foot traffic is heavy here. That's ok though, more people to hoot as you top out!

Location [Edit]

On a small, east-facing wall 75' west of and facing the Entrance Boulder, and right off the trail leading into Real Hidden Valley.

Protection [Edit]

A pad (more is nicer)

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Joe Brophy
San Diego
 
Joe Brophy   San Diego
 
Don't be to intimidated by this one. The crux is lower on the problem leaving you to savor the top. Feb 10, 2005
David Evans
5.10a
David Evans  
5.10a
Some of us might prefer to treat this thing as a route. Leading it with pro would prevent the dreaded grounfall potential as it is OTD. Just because John soloed it on the FA.....after all he soloed Leave It To Beav as well!!! Feb 11, 2005
Russ Walling
www.FishProducts.com
 
Russ Walling   www.FishProducts.com
 
Here is some vintage (early 80's) footage of Yabo doing the Betty Jo:

fishproducts.com/movies/yab… (QuickTime 7 required) Oct 24, 2007
VERY Cool Russ.... Oct 24, 2007
Another video of someone climbing BJY (cool music too) Nov 12, 2007
Kinda rocky landing.


youtube.com/watch?v=0ftpFpS… Oct 29, 2016

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