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Bircheff- Williams - 5.11b

Average Rating = 4.50/5 Average Rating : 4.50 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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Phil Bircheff, Steve Williams (6/69) FFA Kevin Worrall, George Meyers (1973)
Rock (Trad)
Cams, Doubles to 2" especially .3 - .75 and 1 #3. Nuts, 1 set, RP's offsets usefull.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11d
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.50/5


Just to the left of Central Pillar of Frenzy lies a lonely left facing dihedral system. Splitter cracks, polished face and adventurous climbing up physical and sustained moves. Some dirt and munge along the way, but nothing too bad. The first 3 pitches are 5 star pitches.

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Submitted by: salamanizer on 2009-04-19
Views: 1214
Route ID: 99020

2 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.11b
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Rockjunkie15 on 2009-07-11 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Do This

Only did the first 2 pitches but they were great. First pitch is a thin corner crack with strong stemming the entire way, the crux is definitely stouter than 11b but only for one move. Second pitch is no harder than 10a but you get to pull a really fun roof with good gear the entire way. I would of done more of the pitches but I used this route to gain access to the bad ass face climbing route that starts on the second pitch ledge

Added: 2009-07-13

  Difficulty 5.12a
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: salamanizer on 2009-04-19 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Heady climbing

The whole route feels as if it were one pin scar less, it wouldn't go. It seems every pitch has an improbable looking section that turns out much easier than it looks. On the other hand, every pitch seems to have an easy looking section that turns out to be much harder than it looks. I thought .11b curx on the first pitch was more likely in the .12 area but only for one move. The route could use some cleaning especially in the upper pitches. Some of the anchors after the traverse need to be replaced. It would be wise to bring a bolt kit, knife and some webbing to back up these anchros. The climbing is very physical and sustained the whole way. A total overlooked classic for the grade.

Added: 2009-04-19