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On Ballet viewed from the approach trail. <br /> <br />Approach: scramble up a ramp to a small ledge and set up an anchor. <br /> <br />Pitch 1: climb a thin crack in a corner, then work left and climb a slab.  Climb a steep corner with a hand crack and move left to a good belay ledge. <br /> <br />Pitch 2: traverse right and climb a right-facing corner to a slab.  Angle left up the slab to a chimney/gully, and  continue up to a 2-bolt anchor. <br /> <br />Pitch 3: Move right and climb a flake with a wide crack, then up a slab to a big ledge. <br /> <br />Rappel descent (easier): traverse right on the ledge to a 2-bolt rappel anchor with slings, then do two rappels to the gully by Bolt Cola. <br /> <br />Walk-off descent (longer): traverse left across chimney, then continue left on ledges until it's possible to down-climb to easier terrain.
Bruce Hildenbrand belaying at the top of the first pitch.
Essential protection.
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Essential protection.

Submitted By: Jay Eggleston on May 8, 2010
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On Ballet (5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a )
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