Type: Trad, 50 ft
FA: John Langston
Page Views: 1,590 total · 13/month
Shared By: Orphaned on Mar 22, 2009
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Rim Rock Trail Closure Details


This was done ground up. It was the first route done on the East Quarry. It got the name because I placed a bunch of "Lowe Balls" on this. Further inspection revealed places to put small cams and a good stem just before the crux. So it's not as bold as I thought, I just had tunnel vision.


It's the El Matador looking stembox. You can't miss it.


Lowe Balls and small cams some stoppers. Apparently you can skip the balls if you have a few small cams.


Shawn Mitchell
Shawn Mitchell   Broomfield
Established on Lowe Balls but "further inspection" revealed CAM PLACEMENTS?? Me thinks you stinted on gear and risked your neck for a smartass route name! Jul 30, 2009
mike c
mike c   golden
A sweet route. Led ground up...a block detaching experience. If I remember correctly, the first lead entailed a leader fall (crazy John L) while holding onto a detaching boulder. I think the thing hit him in the head (a little more exciting than rapbolting). It was ok, though a red Alien saved the day. The hard part of the route is the transition from fingers to a flaring hand jam. Needs a little cleaning, but all the crack routes at the East Quarry do. The first route to be put up here. As far as I know, John L led it first, and I led it for the second time...no other attempts that I know of. Like many of the routes here, it looks short and easy, but all are adventures in their own right.
Jan 27, 2010
Denver, CO
ALuckyDuck   Denver, CO
There's a wasp nest just above the pod, after the crux hand jam flare. Being a body length above my last stopper, having a family of stinging insects kamikaze dive bombing my helmet, with no pro nearby, I decided to traverse left into Slap Happy. Honestly, this felt like 11b PG-13, but whipping on a red Alien on the crux is pretty fun. Good on ya to anyone who onsights this line and respect to John L and Mike C! Jul 22, 2016