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Balance Beam

5.11a, Sport, 65 ft,  Avg: 3.2 from 65 votes
FA: John Bronaugh
Kentucky > Red River Gorge > Pendergrass-Mur… > Playground

Description

Easy slab section for the first half of the climb leads to tricky 5.11 slab moves.

Location

Slabby section of the playground wall, just to the right of the crack climb in the dihedral(Octopus tag)

Protection

bolts

Description

Easy slab section for the first half of the climb leads to tricky 5.11 slab moves.

Location

Slabby section of the playground wall, just to the right of the crack climb in the dihedral(Octopus tag)

Protection

bolts

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Balance Beam
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Nearing the top. Nearly the whole route is in view, sans the bottom few feet.
[Hide Photo] Nearing the top. Nearly the whole route is in view, sans the bottom few feet.

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Gif Zafred
Pittsburgh, PA
[Hide Comment] Great slab climb that is very atypical of the Red. Crux is at the top! Very fun and worth doing. Apr 28, 2011
charris
  5.11a
[Hide Comment] I had a lot of fun on this route and I hate slab climbing. It is very close to a 5.7 trad route to the left and I think the lines for these two climbs intersect for at least a move or two... or maybe I was off route. I never felt off route anyways and there were plenty of hard slab moves I still had to do.

Also, we were avoiding a death centipede while climbing this. My friend swears it had fangs, so lookout. Sep 30, 2012
[Hide Comment] Great route that keeps you on your toes. Good rests between technical slab sequences. Definitely worth doing! Nov 7, 2016