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A Question of Balance 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a R

Type:  Sport, 1'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a R [details]
FA: Anders Ourom, Peter Peart (1977)
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Submitted By: Ryan Lynne on Jun 2, 2016

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Climb the route directly to the left of Pig Dogs on Parade. The route roughly goes up the middle of the slab (P1) and then veers back left into Granvile Street (P2). Look closely for the bolts as there aren't many. This is a pure friction climb with little to no features.

P1: Carefully make your way up the slab passing three spaced out bolts to a bolted anchor. Note that there is a huge runout between the third bolt and the anchors. It is further than it appears from the bottom.

P2: Veer left from the bolted anchor past another three spaced out bolts into the Granvile Street route. From here either continue up Granvile Street or make 3 raps down the Granvile Street anchors.

Note that there are a few variations available for P2, however the description for P2 above was the original route.


Large slab to the right of Boom Stick Crack and Granvile Street. It is immediately above the Apron Walk off trail.


3 bolts, no gear placements

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Rock Climbing Photo: The view from the top of pitch #1.
BETA PHOTO: The view from the top of pitch #1.

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