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The Balconies

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Balconies- Regular Route T 
Brosseau Finish, The T 
Desperate Abandon T 
Gold Line T 
Inn Crowd, The T 
Lava Falls T 
No Sense of Measure S 
Powers That Be, The S 
Premeditated T 
Shake-N-Bake T 

The Balconies Rock Climbing 


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Location: 36.50052, -121.20317 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Dec 16, 2006  with updates from ThomasT
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Description 

The Balconies is a wonderland of vertical chutes and home to Lava Falls and "Shake and Bake".

Getting There 

Approach by Balconies Trail.

Climbing Season

For the West Side area.

Weather station 1.6 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',2],['5.10',2],['5.11',2],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Balconies

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Balconies:
The Inn Crowd   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 190'   
Lava Falls   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   
Shake-N-Bake   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   
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Featured Route For The Balconies
Rock Climbing Photo: Ladies and Gentlemen...Lava Falls.

Lava Falls 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a California : Central Coast : ... : The Balconies
Two magnificent pitches of wild stemming up a spooky black groove on the Balconies. Pitch one involves steep knob climbing between sometimes sparsely-placed bolts. An occasional knob can be tied off, but the steep crux comes between a gap in protection opportunities. Pitch 2 requires more hip-cramping stemming up the water-hardened chute. This pitch is not to be missed. At the time of this writing, not all bolts are inspiring, and some loose rock is present....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: Topo map of the Upper Tier-West End. The big hole ...
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Rock Climbing Photo: Balconies. Photo by Blitzo.
Balconies. Photo by Blitzo.

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By Mark Doliner
May 26, 2013
FYI The Balconies cliff face containing Lava Falls and Shake and Bake was sunny in the morning and came into the shade around 2pm yesterday, May 25.

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