This paper presents experimental investigations on the use of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) shear walls in a balloon frame configuration for use in low-rise construction. The larger objective of this research was to compare the behaviour of the balloon frame configuration to previously tested platform-type CLT shearwalls and determine the differences in ductility. The tested system consisted of two 7-ply 191 mm thick CLT panels with typical generic hold-downs, steel angle brackets, and plywood surface splines nailed to the CLT panels. A 2-storey system was tested at half scale with a panel aspect ratio of 3:1 with different steel and wood ledgers under monotonic and quasi-static reversed cyclic loading. The ledgers were subsequently tested under vertical quasi static monotonic loading to determine their remaining load-carrying capacity. The shearwall displacement was due to the rocking of the wall panels which themselves behaved as rigid bodies with negligible in-plane deformations. The results also showed that the ledger does not impede the desired rocking behaviour of the wall, nor does the rocking of the wall reduce the remaining load carrying capacity of the ledgers.