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The Balconies is a wonderland of vertical chutes and home to Lava Falls and "Shake and Bake".
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Lava Falls 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a R Trad, 2 pitches, 250'
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Lava Falls 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a R CA : Central Coast : ... : The Balconies
Two magnificent pitches of wild stemming up a spooky black groove on the Balconies. Pitch one involves steep knob climbing between sometimes sparsely-placed bolts. An occasional knob can be tied off, but the steep crux comes between a gap in protection opportunities. Pitch 2 requires more hip-cramping stemming up the water-hardened chute. This pitch is not to be missed. At the time of this writing, not all bolts are inspiring, and some loose rock is present....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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