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Balanced Rock, just west of Elephant Butte and near the trailhead.

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ScottRe: On top?

Scott

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Its a big bird. Climbing the rock is illlegal because the rock is due to fall over at any time.
Posted Dec 28, 2005 2:08 pm

Day HikerRe: On top?

Day Hiker

Voted 10/10

Yes, someone is standing up there. He or she is a Corvus corax.
Posted Dec 29, 2005 2:06 pm

rpcRe: On top?

rpc

Voted 10/10

"Climbing the rock is illlegal because the rock is due to fall over at any time."

Scott - where did you get this information from? The only illegal climbing in the park is of the sort that (1) involves arches and (2) one that involves hammering. This one reportedly has a clean aid route on it. I'm curious since it does look like an interesting tower.

I've seen this referred to as (another) Devils Golf Ball.

Great pic by the way.
Posted Dec 14, 2007 12:37 pm

ScottRe: On top?

Scott

Hasn't voted

Scott - where did you get this information from?

It is definately illegal to climb Balanced Rock and has been for quite a while. Here are the park regulations directly from the National Park Service (see under closures #2):

Climbing Regulations in Arches National Park

Climb The Cobra instead, hee hee.
Posted Dec 14, 2007 8:30 pm

rpcRe: On top?

rpc

Voted 10/10

Scott - a moment of mental retardation on my part :)
You're right - I was confusing this formation with this one (which I THINK is still legal to climb):

http://www.mountainproject.com/images/46/37/105964637_large_4d95cb.jpg

My bad :) thanks or clearing this up for me. I'll pass on the Cobra for a while :)
Cheers.
Posted Dec 14, 2007 11:55 pm

ScottRe: On top?

Scott

Hasn't voted

Yes that one is still legal to climb. Have fun!
Posted Dec 15, 2007 9:35 am

Tomek LodowyInteresting shape

Tomek Lodowy

Voted 10/10

It reminds our High Tatra - famous Zabia Lalka (Froggy Doll) crag in the border Zabie ridge near Morskie Oko lake ! beatiful!
Posted Mar 1, 2006 3:22 pm

CyrillBalanced Rock

Cyrill

Voted 10/10

by the next storminess, he's down.
Posted Nov 26, 2007 4:24 pm

LilBirdNice

LilBird

Hasn't voted

Was quite impressive when I was underneath it but the tiny bit of rock that it's attatched to worried me. Loved the view.
Posted May 10, 2008 10:25 pm

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ScottSubmitted by Scott
on Dec 28, 2005 12:25 pm

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Lat/Lon: 38.69580°N / 109.5401°W
Object Title: Balanced Rock, just west of...