Balanced Rock, just west of...

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

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Scott

Scott - Dec 28, 2005 2:08 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: On top?

Its a big bird. Climbing the rock is illlegal because the rock is due to fall over at any time.

Day Hiker

Day Hiker - Dec 29, 2005 2:06 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: On top?

Yes, someone is standing up there. He or she is a Corvus corax.

rpc

rpc - Dec 14, 2007 12:37 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: On top?

"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.

Scott

Scott - Dec 14, 2007 8:30 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: On top?

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.

rpc

rpc - Dec 14, 2007 11:55 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: On top?

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.

Scott

Scott - Dec 15, 2007 9:35 am - Hasn't voted

Re: On top?

Yes that one is still legal to climb. Have fun!

Tomek Lodowy

Tomek Lodowy - Mar 1, 2006 3:22 pm - Voted 10/10

Interesting shape

It reminds our High Tatra - famous Zabia Lalka (Froggy Doll) crag in the border Zabie ridge near Morskie Oko lake ! beatiful!

Cyrill

Cyrill - Nov 26, 2007 4:24 pm - Voted 10/10

Balanced Rock

by the next storminess, he's down.

LilBird

LilBird - May 10, 2008 10:25 pm - Hasn't voted

Nice

Was quite impressive when I was underneath it but the tiny bit of rock that it's attatched to worried me. Loved the view.

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