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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: JJ Schlick
New Route: Yes
Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
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Submitted By: JJ Schlick on Jun 11, 2012

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Dean Hoffman trying to catch Redball.


In the world of Hobo's, a Redball is a fast train to the next jungle. In this jungle, however, Redball is 45' of beautiful stone set at a slightly overhanging angle. The bouldery crux comes early with a soft dead point to an imperfect crimp, coupled with some serious high stepping which may make this train hard to catch for some. The quality of the stone is as good as dacite gets.


This line is hard to miss as you get to the wall. Look for a beautiful "pillar" formation with a stunning tan streak that splits the first 20'. Redball is on the right hand side of this streak.


4 bolts, 2 bolt fixed biner anchor

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Rock Climbing Photo: Deidre Burton crimping
Deidre Burton crimping
Rock Climbing Photo: Redball, pretty sweet looking line.
BETA PHOTO: Redball, pretty sweet looking line.

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By 1Eric Rhicard
Jul 9, 2012
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

This route had the hardest moves of any I did at the Jungle. It is rated 11- but it just didn't fit me at all and I worked the moves on TR after the redpoint. This thing is on you from start to finish.
By JJ Schlick
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Jul 9, 2012

Ha, I do have a tendency to search out the tall boy lines. However, I climb with some powerful "shorties" and I am always amazed. Shorty beta stays left, avoiding the curved finger bucket out right...
By Alex "Tojo" Kray
From: Chandler, AZ
Jul 18, 2012
rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

it felt harder than 11a to me...height thing i think :) its a fun short route!
By manuel rangel
From: Tempe, Arizona
Aug 27, 2012

I was tired and didn't pull through.
By drewhouser
May 15, 2013
rating: 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a

11c is the ranking I give. Bold move to clip the second bolt. Wonderfully set route.
By Richard Fernandez
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Aug 5, 2013
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

Chipped fooot???
By JJ Schlick
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Aug 6, 2013

Chipped foot? The last time I was on this a month back or so I noted that the two crux crimps are changing in size. One felt bigger, and the other smaller than last summer. Unfortunately one or the other gets used as a foothold as you move past the crux.
By Darren Mabe
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Aug 25, 2013
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

"Redball Biscuits"
Redball links with upper half of High Hanging Biscuits pretty reasonably (5.6) for a longer variation. Extend the anchor and next bolt with runners and continue with HHB.
By ericm
Aug 9, 2015

This is a great route that to me felt solid 5.11. However I like that the route is rated 11-, as this keeps with the NAZ tradition. Perhaps someday it will be a 5.9!
By ericm
Aug 24, 2015

Accord. I don't care what things are rated anymore. I just wanna climb good routes. This is a good route. BTW I am 5' 5" and it doesn't matter. Whether I can climb a route or not is usually not dependent on this. More likely it is a function of skill, motivation and willingness to commit, within my limits of course....
By JJ Schlick
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Aug 24, 2015

I here ya! I'm usually within a couple letter grades.... And that's usually good enough for me. This route demands a couple hard crimp moves, but they are cool moves for sure.
By ericm
Aug 26, 2015

Sure does... & if you keep climbing the holds appear..

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