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Beachball Crag
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Across From The Wave T 
Beach Blanket Bingo T 
Breaking the Law T 
Buddha Babies On the Beach T 
His Feet Smell T 
Masters of the Obvious T,TR 
Mitch Buchannon T 
Outside, It's America S 
Reach the Beach T 
Red Argyle T 
Rip's Roof T 
Rubble Without A Cause T 
Sneak-a-Peak Arete T 
Sneak-a-Peak Arete Direct Start T 
SPF 25 T 
Turtwig T 
Unknown on Far Right TR 
Unknown on Left T,TR 
Was His Name-O T,TR 
Waterfront T 

Turtwig 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: J. Steiger & C. Saviers-Steiger, July 27, 2007
New Route: Yes
Page Views: 84
Submitted By: John Steiger on Sep 22, 2007

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Description 

Start just left of His Feet Smell/Reach the Beach. Climb up and diagonal slightly left, intersecting a large crack system near its top. Step left and climb face past a bolt to the top, ending a few feet right of the anchors for the (currently) chopped "unknown" route right of Waterfront. Perhaps the longest route on the crag, this is a must do for the Beachball aficionado (it would at least keep the moss from growing back). The bolt was added after the FA to make it suitable for 5.7 leaders.

Location 

Find Reach the Beach in the Ruckmans' guide.

Protection 

Cams from 3/4 to 2 inches (look for horizontal placements), medium nuts, draws. Probably safest to walk off; as of this writing, the anchors for the "unknown" route had only one quicklink.


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