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Beta-vul Pipeline

This route is located in the Southern Region at Bob Marley Crag

Ban Hammer (Closed Project)

1 votes

Eyeball Chaw 5.12a (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Brendan Leader in 2012
Length: 60ft
Bolts: 8 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Just when you think there's no more room for another route... Begin right of Bettavul Pipeline and jug out and up to the headwall where a difficult move awaits.
Moves: unknown
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Light rain
Owner: RRGCC

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5.12a (43 votes)

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neeko said on March 10th, 2012
jugs, good rest, and some balance to reach the anchors. As good as Beta-vul pipeline
neverstopmoving said on May 14th, 2012
More enjoyable movement than Beta-vul.
pawilkes said on May 18th, 2012
huge holds to some technical crimpyness. it is possible get a no hands heal-toe/toe bat hang right before the crux. probably more effort than it is worth (the heal-toe/toe with hands is great for a shake out). the upper section feels a touch run out but really good.
zdordai said on June 3rd, 2012
better than bettavul in my opinion. slightly harder moves on the headwall to a slightly better rest to a harder headwall crux. holds need a good brushing and cleaning on the upper headwall, but the rock is amazing.
horst said on June 11th, 2012
Crimpy crux at the top is harder than the Beta-vul crux. The top is also a bit not as good as Beta-Vul. But a good addition none the less.
der uber said on August 13th, 2012
Crazy headwall!
kafish2 said on August 13th, 2012
Things feel exciting pulling out of the steep and onto the face. Quite good!
climb2core said on September 4th, 2012
Stellar addition to the crag. Pulling the headwall has a completely different character from the rest of the crag and making it a unique and fun line. Agree a little harder than Betavul, and a little better IMO.
dustonian said on January 21st, 2013
Quality route!
brayackmedia said on November 26th, 2013
This route is AWESOME !!!!!
Baatzy said on November 17th, 2014
Awesome climb, has a few bigger moves and a commiting crux at the end compared to Betavul, creating a cruxier, spicier climb.
Anonymous said on September 23rd, 2015
There's a steel pd on the first bolt. It would be better off as a cleaning biner on one of the other routes if anyone is interested in a little community service... Thx Ian
said on October 13th, 2020
Considering this route for a glue in rebolt. Brendan, you want to do the honors? Most of the bolts on this one seem ready to me.