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Brown Flake - 5.10d

Average Rating = 4.75/5 Average Rating : 4.75 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (4)
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Mostly small gear: Small wires (including micros), tcu's, etc. Possible to get a couple bigger pie
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10d
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 4.50/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

Fairly stout for its grade. Start at the base, up a thin crack up to a slabby area. From here, most climbers go left up the slab and traverse underneath the "brown flake" (possible to get mid-sized pieces here too). Once reaching the right-hand crack, layback the flake to the top! It's thin fingers. Look for the crack to close up off and on. Reach high for open flares in the crack. Protects well. Once reaching the end of the crack, go right approximately 10 feet to chains above Strategic Defense. Enjoy.

Submitted by: jtcronk on 2002-05-19
Views: 652
Route ID: 17362

4 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10d
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: zcooky1 on 2013-10-20 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars zcooky1

very tricky and engaging for .10d, deceptive moves on the traverse. well worth doing!

Added: 2013-10-20

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: camhead on 2011-07-10 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars asdf

amazing, not as pumpy as I thought it would be. Take lots of 4-6 stoppers.

Added: 2011-07-15

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: olive on 2010-09-25 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars wow

I only followed it, but I think this is one of the best lines I have done at the city. Great moves - sustained. Would be super cool to lead it - but I think it would be really hard to onsight. I have still some way to go until I can lead this, but I am adding it to my list.

Added: 2010-10-01

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10d
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: JAGWire on 2010-09-12 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Better than Crack of Doom.

This is one beaslty route. IMO it's a harder on-sight than Crack of Doom. I'll stick with the 10d rating, but none-the-less it's a real fight to the finish for the grade. I also think it's the best route in the City.

Added: 2010-09-20