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Betty Jo Yablonksi 

Betty Jo Yablonksi 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a Hueco: V0 Font: 4 R

Type:  Boulder, 25'
Original:  Hueco: V0 Font: 4 R [details]
FA: John Yablonski
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Submitted By: Joe Brophy on Jan 1, 2005

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betty jo yablonski


One of 10 or so classic high balls in the Park, as well as one of the easiest, this is the first climbable feature you'll see on your left as you enter the real Hidden valley corridor. Refrain from setting a TR and just go for it as the crux is encountered midway while leaving the top is a feeling to be savored and not feared.

Don't expect to send in a quiet setting as foot traffic is heavy here. That's ok though, more people to hoot as you top out!


On a small, east-facing wall 75' west of and facing the Entrance Boulder, and right off the trail leading into Real Hidden Valley.


A pad (more is nicer)

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Rock Climbing Photo: Dustin on Betty Jo Yablonksi
Dustin on Betty Jo Yablonksi
Rock Climbing Photo: Approaching the crux of Betty Jo Yablonksi
Approaching the crux of Betty Jo Yablonksi
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By Joe Brophy
From: San Diego
Feb 10, 2005

Don't be to intimidated by this one. The crux is lower on the problem leaving you to savor the top.
By David Evans
Feb 11, 2005
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Some of us might prefer to treat this thing as a route. Leading it with pro would prevent the dreaded grounfall potential as it is OTD. Just because John soloed it on the FA.....after all he soloed Leave It To Beav as well!!!
By Russ Walling
Oct 24, 2007

Here is some vintage (early 80's) footage of Yabo doing the Betty Jo: (QuickTime 7 required)
By Adam Stackhouse
Oct 24, 2007

VERY Cool Russ....
By Adam Stackhouse
Nov 12, 2007

Another video
By V0Hero
Oct 29, 2016

Kinda rocky landing.

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