Type: Trad, TR, 40 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: David Gunnells on Jun 15, 2009
Admins: Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry

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Description

An initial over-hand on a dihedral route. The crux is the inital move from the ground. It starts left of the dihedral. The base of the rock is undercut; I had to stand on a small boulder to reach the hand-holds. After making the initial, difficult moves, you come to a ledge. The climbing is fairly easy from there as you move up the dihedral.

Location

Left of a gully, just right of 9-Ball.

Protection

Climb the gully to the right to access the top. Natural anchors - two 25 ft slings around rocks worked well. There are plenty of places to place gear as well.

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George Heib
  5.7+
George Heib  
  5.7+
Good place to go if pilot is crowded, but don't put these at the top of your to do list. They are a bit too short for pleasure. Three moves and you are out onto really easy scrambling. Sep 30, 2010
Rmsyll
Winston-Salem, NC
Rmsyll   Winston-Salem, NC
There have been new bolted anchors for Pool Hall for a while, no need for natural rigging for the three 'Balls'. There is no clear distinction among the three named routes, simply different lines as in a boulder setting. Indeed, the 'Balls' are essentially a set of roped boulder problems, with no use for crash pads because of the very rough sloped ground there.

The photo labelled "Making the initial move on 8-ball" shows '8-Ball' as it is usually started, at the dihedral and from a rock as a footstep. The photo labelled for "Joe Hines" shows a variant start, halfway between the common start for '8-Ball' and '9-Ball' accessible by tall people who are already strong climbers.

LL Feb 9, 2011
Joshua McDaniel
Johnson City, TN
 
Joshua McDaniel   Johnson City, TN
 
This is a really fun route. The moves off the ground are a little hard, but the corner above is easier and fun. Not a bad trad lead, if you're comfortable with the moves off the deck. Dec 5, 2011
alanbreck
  5.8+
alanbreck  
  5.8+
Just due to the start I'd call it a 5.8+. After you get over the initial overhang it's pretty easy 5.6 from there. Dec 5, 2015
Andy C. Miller
Knoxville, TN
 
Andy C. Miller   Knoxville, TN
 
A good line, great placements throughout if you wanted to lead it. The top rope anchors are in a weird, if not dangerous, spot. be careful setting them up and make sure to extend over the lip. The anchors are solid, but re-bolting for placement wouldn't be a bad idea. Jan 14, 2017