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99 Red Balloons 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 45'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Scott Fitzgibbon and Walt Wehner, 6/98
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Submitted By: Jason Halladay on Apr 4, 2007

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Jeremy Young cruising 99 Balloons

Description 

The first bolted route right of the large chimney near the middle of the main wall. Fun face climbing with a steep finish on jugs. Using the arete on the left keeps the climb at 5.8. More challenging is not using the arete and making the route 5.9ish.

Location 

Listed as route #8 on the Gallows Edge Main Wall photo topo.

Protection 

4 bolts to a two bolt anchor with carabiners. For the safety and convenience of everyone, please leave the carabiners in place and enjoy using them!


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Cody cleaning gear on the way up <em>99 Red Balloons.</em> June 1, 2008.
Cody cleaning gear on the way up 99 Red Balloons. ...
A shot from the bottom. 99 Red Balloons follows the face between the two cracks.
BETA PHOTO: A shot from the bottom. 99 Red Balloons follows th...
John looking down at the belay scene
John looking down at the belay scene

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By Jason Hundhausen
From: Bozeman, MT
Jul 2, 2007
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

Nice climb. The roof will get a beginner's attention! It's possible to go around it to the left, but why would you rob yourself like that? =)
By Tom Johnson
From: Colorado Springs, or Santa Fe
Jul 23, 2008

My favorite route at Gallows. Go straight up at the top. It's well-protected and super fun.