Behind the Eight Ball
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BETA PHOTO: The view of Behind the Eight Ball (10a) from the b...
A splitter wide crack, a rarity for index. Locker fist jams, a few offwidthy moves, and a juggy lieback would make this thing 4 stars if it were not for the dirty start and finish. The meat of the route is clean. Beware of the decompossing 2nd tree at the start we tried to kick it down on rappel and where unsuccessful, it would not be safe for the leader to pull on this. A 60m just makes the ground for the rappel. There is no webbing on the tree as of 6-27-08 so it would be nice if the next person up there brought some for that purpose.
An excellent route to do when its to warm to climb at the lower wall.
Walk past toxic/even steven area approximately 200ft and look back and left for the obvious wide splitter in a right facing corner.
3,3.5,4,4.5 camalots old sizes, double up or walk them if you want. A couple med sizes pieces are nice for the dirty top too.