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Micro Balls 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Dan Meyer
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Submitted By: Ian Harmon on May 25, 2006
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Another one of my favorite routes at Red Wing. Climb the dihedral and move to the left a bit following the bolts. If you can not see the next bolt, do not despair it is hidden over a small overhang. Not as polished as many of the routes in this area.

  • RCM&W, #63, p.130.


This route is located to the slight right of an arete and left of a medium sized tree. It is to the left of Cinq Jour D'Affille and the right of Year of the Ankle.


5 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor. Please use your own gear for top roping.

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By Dan Roberts
From: Eastern Iowa
Feb 16, 2009
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a

If you figure out the top first go I will give you two thumbs up. Climbed it a dozen time and I still struggle at the top.

From: Apple Valley, MN
May 25, 2009

First half is good, clean climbing. About half way up it gets soapy and dirty (haha).

By Kiri Namtvedt
Sep 17, 2009

I think this climb is plenty polished and greasy!

By Andrew R.
From: Fairfax, VA
Jun 2, 2010

This was my least favorite route at RW. The line seemed back and forth, slightly contrived with no real flow. The 5.7 next door was more fun.

By Chase Roskos
From: Boulder, CO
Jan 25, 2011
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a

I initially gave this climb four stars, but since have climbed many more routes, and this one has fallen back. An okay climb, and one of the few of the grade at Red Wing, but I am not aching to get back on this one.

By Landstrykar
Apr 18, 2012
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a

My current favorite on the "Generic" wall. Definitely more technical than High Boltage or Too Low for Zero and also more fun.

By Wilson On The Drums
From: Woodbury, MN
Sep 27, 2013
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

10- seems legit for an onsight lead, 9 or 9+ is more appropriate if you have beta and know where you're going (aka hidden holds)