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Needem Brain - 5.11b

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 14
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (1)
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M. Rangel, B. Nedom, Patrick MacLane
Rock (Trad)
small nuts, double sm C3 to #2 Camalots, single #3, #4; one bolt and slings for chockstones/root.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


Dihedral left of Gear & Moaning and right of Semper Fi. The line heads up a small dihedral then follows a thin crack, look for a brown stain with a bolt in it; tricky bulge half way up first pitch passed on the right then crux fingers to a ledge belay w/piton and natural gear. Second pitch up a slab then move left to great rock/crack (pass some fractured rock) and a crux overhanging smooth crack (hands) to finish on wider crack to top of formation. Sling tree and gear for top anchor.

Descent Options:

Walk north 20 feet to WDA rappels, 3 raps w/60m

Submitted by: sonso45 on 2010-03-28
Last Modified: 2011-01-04
Views: 762
Route ID: 103989

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  Difficulty 5.11b
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: RopeGunPmac on 2010-04-06 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Sweet Trad line.

This was my first trad route even though it was a follow I had an amazing time! Great route no lose rock!

Added: 2010-04-06