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YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: unknown
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Submitted By: David Gunnells on Jun 15, 2009

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Pulling through the start

Description 

An initial over-hand on a dihedral route. The crux is the inital move from the ground. It starts left of the dihedral. The base of the rock is undercut; I had to stand on a small boulder to reach the hand-holds. After making the initial, difficult moves, you come to a ledge. The climbing is fairly easy from there as you move up the dihedral.


Location 

Left of a gully, just right of 9-Ball.


Protection 

Climb the gully to the right to access the top. Natural anchors - two 25 ft slings around rocks worked well. There are plenty of places to place gear as well.



Photos of 8-Ball Slideshow Add Photo
The 8-ball dihedral route.  Crux move at the base.
BETA PHOTO: The 8-ball dihedral route. Crux move at the base.
Making the initial move on 8-ball.
Making the initial move on 8-ball.
Joe Hines on the initial move.
Joe Hines on the initial move.
Trey moving through the overhung start.
Trey moving through the overhung start.
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By George Heib
Sep 30, 2010
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Good place to go if pilot is crowded, but don't put these at the top of your to do list. They are a bit too short for pleasure. Three moves and you are out onto really easy scrambling.

By Rmsyll
From: Winston-Salem, NC
Feb 9, 2011

There have been new bolted anchors for Pool Hall for a while, no need for natural rigging for the three 'Balls'. There is no clear distinction among the three named routes, simply different lines as in a boulder setting. Indeed, the 'Balls' are essentially a set of roped boulder problems, with no use for crash pads because of the very rough sloped ground there.

The photo labelled "Making the initial move on 8-ball" shows '8-Ball' as it is usually started, at the dihedral and from a rock as a footstep. The photo labelled for "Joe Hines" shows a variant start, halfway between the common start for '8-Ball' and '9-Ball' accessible by tall people who are already strong climbers.

LL

By Joshua McDaniel
From: Johnson City, TN
Dec 5, 2011

This is a really fun route. The moves off the ground are a little hard, but the corner above is easier and fun. Not a bad trad lead, if you're comfortable with the moves off the deck.