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Hare Balls 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Kurt Gray and Dan Hare, 1980
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Submitted By: Greg Robertson on Jan 1, 2001

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    Start climbing to the right of where the rope falls. Follow up to a ledge that has some grass growing in the upper part of it. Then follow the rope up to the bolts. There are no real surprises on this route, it is just solid and consistent.


    Set of chains at the top. It is very quick and easy set up.

    Eds. It has been done as a trad lead.

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    By Anonymous Coward
    Jul 2, 2005

    A very easy and simple toprope. It could be done on trad with very severe run outs, but there is a a lack of any bottleneck placements. For all of those who seek the more natural approach to the top, do not bring rigid-stemmed cams....
    By Chris Zeller
    From: Boulder, CO
    Jun 9, 2010

    An excellent beginner toprope. Chains at the top and easy walk up provides an excellent beginner outdoor climbing gym. Try lots of variations till your heart's content.

    It doesn't make sense to use this as a trad lead. If you want to do trad, try the obvious, dihedral crack to the left. It eats gear and is a perfect intro to trad.
    By Justin Brunson
    From: Broomfield CO
    Apr 11, 2015

    Fun route! Any reason why it hasn't been equipped as a sport or mixed lead?
    By Tony B
    From: Around Boulder, CO
    Apr 12, 2015
    rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

    To the above I answer:
    Absolutely there is a reason.
    Because it has been lead on trad alone for decades.
    One does not just go adding bolts to climbs that have been done trad.
    By Justin Brunson
    From: Broomfield CO
    Apr 12, 2015

    Tony, I wouldn't suggest such sacrilege [especially in a town that owns so many pitchforks], but my book lists it only as a toprope route, while its neighbor to the left is listed as 5.8R trad. Thanks for clarifying.

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