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Routes in Lotta Balls Wall

Beer Run T 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Black Magic T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Borderline T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Bruja's Brew T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Cougar Boy T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Dodgeball T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Freaker's Ball T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Kick in the Balls T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Lost Marbles T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a X
Lotta Balls T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Lotta Brews T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Power to Waste T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Trihardral 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Voodoo Doll T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Type: Trad, 150 ft
FA: Matt & Mark Hermann, Derek Willmore, Mandy Kellner
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Shared By: Larry DeAngelo on Jul 8, 2007
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RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details


The left side of the Lotta Balls Wall is dominated by a huge fin of rock. This route climbs straight up the fin to a bolted rappel station beneath the jutting overhang. A single rope is sufficient for the rappel if you go down the east-facing wall (instead of straight down the route). The route starts with easy face climbing on excellent rock. When you reach the corner halfway up, the rock quality begins to decline, and care is needed as you approach the belay.


6 bolts, small cams


Arin Earl
Arin Earl  
Both bolts for the anchor are loose but there is a third bolt above it with some nylon tied from that to back up the anchor. Chains are good. I agree, could easily be led on gear.

Yeah, as mentioned above... looks like a second pitch could be added for sure. Nov 2, 2016
Ben Townsend  
A really fun, mellow route to round out a day at the Lotta Balls wall. Rock quality seemed pretty good, pro is great (it could be led quite safely without the bolts), and way easy for 5.8 -- I could believe 5.7 or even 5.6. Nov 12, 2014
Description is accurate, rock is ok at the top, just needs more activity to clean off the looser stuff.

I thought the climbing was really enjoyable.
Just take gear to protect between the bolts and you won't be worrying about the slightly flaky nature of the rock.

How about a second pitch ?
Sure looks like there should be stellar climbing up that nose out the left side of the belay. Oct 31, 2008