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Routes in Balanced Rock

Get the Balance Right S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Heirloom S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Reese Martin, Craig Pearson (1997)
Page Views: 584 total, 6/month
Shared By: Benjamin Chapman on Dec 3, 2009
Admins: jt512, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Grotto and Lookout closed Details


This route climbs the center of the steep east face of Balanced Rock, passing several large huecos.


east face, Balanced Rock


6 bolts and 2 shut anchor


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Ben H
Ben H  
The whole block is a balanced pile of choss that is exfoliating on all faces. The 11C is Not a 3 star route, and getting it done without breaking a crumbling jug onto your belayers's dome, is probably the only measure of success in getting the route done. The 5.9 has terrible bolts all over it, many of which wouldn't hold a substantial fall, even if the rock did. Jan 1, 2012
the 5.9 on the right side is missing the first 2-3 bolts. and the ones after are very rusted. Sep 10, 2011
Los Angeles
Alexander   Los Angeles
It's a bit of a hike to get to it Feb 15, 2010