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Dow WilliamsBallista  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2009

Dow Williams

Don't log in twice very often, nor climb the same route very often....but by getting the odd leads this time, I do think this is a better route than I gave it credit for the first time....huge difference between suffering through the even pitches or being on the sharp end for the odd pitches...met a young couple rappelling past us who filled me in on "The Early Worm", which looks like a spectacular new route...so worthwhile that I climbed Ballista again.
Posted Jun 29, 2009 1:16 pm

MtnMagicEnjoyed it  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 31, 2009


I actually enjoyed this climb. Sure the exposure isn't mind numbing but there were a number of interesting pitches as five of the eight pitches are in the 5.10 range. I also found the "aid" pitch was easy enough to pull through without slings (I'm 5'8" so not super tall). I do agree that it isn't a very memorable climb but certainly worth doing for a short day. Just make sure no one is climbing at the sport climbing area immediately below as you will inevitably know loose rocks down. Also, bring your running shoes for the descent as to not rap over the sport climbing area below.
Posted Jun 17, 2009 1:49 am

Dow WilliamsBallista  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2008

Dow Williams

Not overly memorable...the pitches don't stand out much. That 6th pitch was kind of fun, reminds me of the "chickenheads" we climb on in Red Rocks. Worth doing, just not at the top of my list. Felt nothing was cruxy. the hard moves are fine edges on slab. With Jackie C.
Posted Sep 17, 2008 10:42 am

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