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Explosion at the Ballbearing Factory 

YDS: 5.11a/b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.11a/b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Hanson, Johler, Sills, 1989
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Submitted By: Ben Mottinger on Nov 17, 2001

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Great face climbing on cobbles and edges--this line is the farthest left (facing the cliff) on the vertical wall. Start by bouldering up an easy start to a large ledge. Clip the first bolt here. There is a 10d move at the second bolt, followed by an 11a move at the next bolt which are excellent. The difficulty eases up until the last, balancy 10a move to the anchors. Grab the jugs on top for a relieving finish to a fun route.


5 QDs and a few slings for the anchor, a triple cold shut.

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By kevin jenkins
Jul 1, 2004
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

This can get [dicey] if you don't place pro quickly. With the boulder - high start, there is a bolt there. I'd back it up, as you might end up taking a fall or two before getting the second bolt in. There is a danger of getting pumped here, but it is a good route with most of the intensity in the early moves.

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