|Type:||Trad, 4 pitches, 400', Grade II|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]|
|FA:||FRA Larry DeAngelo, John Wilder|
|Submitted By:||John Wilder on Apr 1, 2005|
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By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Apr 16, 2005
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
One of Larry's hallmarks as a climber is his ability to sucker you into going out to a popular wall or crag, letting you think you're going to do some classic route (in this case, Black Magic at the Lotta Balls wall), but then at the last minute, saying "hey, i got an idea..." this is usually followed by him asking if i brought the lowe balls and/or giant cams, then snickering slightly if i forgot either saying something about how we wont need them anyway...
Thus, like many of Larry and I's first ascents, Borderline was born...it turned out to be much tamer than I thought, but the healthy exposure and tricky pro make this one a good route for experienced folks wanting to get on a route while waiting for Lotta Balls or Black Magic...