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Air Ball Direct 

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

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Skeates on Jun 9, 2008

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Description 

This route begins up a ladder like set of holds which transition into a finger crack until you find yourself wedged in a bulgy flared off-width. Solid jams can be found deep in the off-width portion which is definately the crux (unless you are the rare individual who thrives on these awkward crack types). Once you make it through the bulge its easy street to the anchors

Location 

At the bottom of the descent turn right (west) and walk down past an alcove and a corner until you see a roof with a shallow cave in it (just past Iron Man). The climb is the obvious off-width crack to the left of the cave.

Protection 

Standard rack


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By BillWRB
Nov 28, 2008

First Ascent Information:
FA John Daniel, Ed Beverly, June 1975
FFA Dan Richartz, Jeff Lackner, April 1977