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Balls to the Wall 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: George Perkins on Jun 19, 2007

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Grant on the lower part of the route. October 2010...

Description 

Balls to the Wall is the leftmost climb on Gnar Wall.

It's hard to write good El Rito descriptions, especially for moderates. Climb the vertical cobble-y face. (Helpful?)

Fun moves, especially up high where it gets steeper.


Protection 

5 bolts to 2 bolt anchor



Photos of Balls to the Wall Slideshow Add Photo
Wish it was a little longer....
Wish it was a little longer....
Short and steep.
Short and steep.
El Rito Balls to the Wall
El Rito Balls to the Wall
Lee successfully not busting his balls on his flash. April 2010.
Lee successfully not busting his balls on his flas...
El Rito Balls to the Wall
El Rito Balls to the Wall
Balls to the Wall (El Rito Sport Route)
Balls to the Wall (El Rito Sport Route)
El Rito Balls to the Wall
El Rito Balls to the Wall
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By Jason Halladay
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From: Los Alamos, NM
Jun 26, 2007
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

A really enjoyable climb. Great intro to steeper, sustained routes at El Rito.

By Jason Hundhausen
From: Bozeman, MT
Jul 1, 2007
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Fun climb!

By ScottCThompson
May 12, 2009
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

I thought this was one of the best 10- routes here, very worthwile.

By JoshuaJones
From: Albuquerque
Sep 14, 2012

TR with no falls;)

By JoshuaJones
From: Albuquerque
Sep 15, 2012

Exceelent 5.10 climb.