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Sandstone Balls 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 170'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Brandon Thau, John Thau & Michael Hong, April 25,1993
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Submitted By: C Miller on Jan 3, 2009

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BETA PHOTO: Sandstone Balls (5.8), Mormon Rocks


P1) Climb easy terrain to the first bolt about 30' up and then continue up the waterstreak using pebbles and cobbles past a distinct crux at the 7th bolt to finish on a large ledge with a small tree. P2) Continue up past 5 more bolts and then run it out on easy terrain to a large ledge with another set of anchors. It's easy to combine both pitches into one but the first pitch is the best.

To descend make two single rope raps to the ground with a 60 meter rope. If doing just the first pitch a 60 meter rope will get you down to the 1st bolt from which it's an easy downclimb to reach the base of the route.


The obvious waterstreak on the left side of the wall.


15 bolts, bolted anchors (bolts are all 3/8")

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Sandstone Balls
Sandstone Balls (5.8), Mormon Slab
Sandstone Balls (5.8), Mormon Slab
Jordan Darr over half way up.
Jordan Darr over half way up.

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By C Miller
Nov 21, 2012

All of the bolts on this route are currently 3/8" and solid.
By Chris Asencio
From: Hesperia, CA
Apr 21, 2015

Very fun longer sport route, there are a few spinners so keep that in mind.
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