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

Description

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.

Location

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

Protection

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

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Shawn Mitchell
Broomfield
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
golden
  5.11-
mike c   golden
  5.11-
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
ALuckyDuck
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