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Balance Beam 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: John Bronaugh
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Submitted By: Lena chita on Mar 7, 2011

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Balance Beam

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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Rock Climbing Photo: Nearing the top. Nearly the whole route is in view...
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By Gif Zafred
From: Pittsburgh, PA
Apr 28, 2011

Great slab climb that is very atypical of the Red. Crux is at the top! Very fun and worth doing.
By charris
Sep 30, 2012
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

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.
By Kim Ran
Nov 7, 2016
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Great route that keeps you on your toes. Good rests between technical slab sequences. Definitely worth doing!

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