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Beach Ball 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: MJM & RAMM, 3/08
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Submitted By: KateC on Apr 14, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: The red line in between routes 29 and 30 is "Beach...

Description 

This is a new route that climbs easy ledges (it's like stairs!) to a high first bolt. From there, it's a little bit more face climbing to the overhanging fist crack above. The route has been cleaned well, but we still found some loose rock on it. It even has its own placard, with the name of the route, grade, and "3/08" written on the piece of rock in true desert style.

Location 

This lies between Gabby and the start of Muscle Beach.

Protection 

8 shiny new bolts plus two for the anchors.


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By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Nov 12, 2011
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Steep with a lot of serious crack climbing. I thought this was a great line! Really fun.
By Rich F.
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Nov 12, 2012
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Gotta agree with Bill on this one -- my wife and I both thought this was really a fun line, with a nice crux to jam a couple bolts from the anchors.
By boulderkeith
From: Boulder, CO
May 7, 2013
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Fun. Only a couple crack moves. More 5.9 IMO. Good warmup route.