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(10) Grab Your Balls 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a

   
Type: Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Todd Damico, Tim Anderson 2001
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Submitted By: truello on Nov 26, 2007
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Leading on GYB at Breakneck Rocks.

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A tricky start off the ground or easier if started from the rock to the right. Climb up easy ledges to a committing crux near the top.

A steady 5.7 climb sandwiched by two legit 5.9 cruxes, one at the bottom (from the ground) and one at the anchors. The ground start is particularly vulnerable to a sketchy PG13+ landing (more than a pad can cover), especially on lead without a stick-clipped first bolt, so people seem to skip it and come at it from the right instead. The hardest stretch is that portion coming up the face from the ground to the first clip, so it's probably a 5.9- (mostly 5.7ish climbing) without it.


Location 

#10 on topo


Protection 

3 bolts, double ring anchors.



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By Aeon Aki
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Dec 2, 2009

Follow this link for beta on how NOT to climb this route.

By Isaac C
Mar 12, 2012
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c PG13

A steady 5.7 climb sandwiched by two legit 5.9 cruxes, one at the bottom (from the ground) and one at the anchors. The ground start is particularly vulnerable to a sketchy PG13+ landing (more than a pad can cover), especially on lead without a stick-clipped first bolt, so people seem to skip it and come at it from the right instead. The hardest stretch is that portion coming up the face from the ground to the first clip, so it's probably a 5.9- (mostly 5.7ish climbing) without it.

By Andrew G
Oct 13, 2013
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a

Fun route. I didn't find the bottom to be particularly daunting; the holds are all good. Crux is definitely at the top and well protected.