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Great Brown Way - 5.10c

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 3
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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A couple of nuts and cams to 1 inch for the start. Bolts after that.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

Starts up steep but featured rock with a cool mantle move. Crux is a few hard slab moves on the first pitch.

Submitted by: emilb on 2004-05-01
Last Modified: 2011-03-29
Views: 949
Route ID: 52132

2 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: johnnyb336 on 2011-09-11 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars This one will get your blood Pumping!

This was the last of the routes starting from the tree ledge that I had not climbed. I had climbed to the first bolt for Bombay Groove twice and glanced at the crux section.

The first pitch begins beneath the first bolt up through some nice flakes. I set two cams in the flakes and climbed to the first bolt. There is a nice move to gain a stance below the first bolt. The crux section is between the first bolt and the second. Stay just left of the bolt and pinch your way to the second bolt. The holds are small but they are there. Once at the second bolt, the hard stuff is over. Follow the water groove up to the belay anchors.

The second pitch follows the water groove all the way to the top at a pine tree. There was a total of three bolts on the second pitch even though the guidebooks do not show that many. The climbing was much easier but there was some loose rock to be aware of. The friction on both pitches was excellent and and I never had a feeling of desperation or lost traction.

Added: 2011-09-11

Ratings
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Onsight Onsight ascent by: kilgymrats on 2004-11-06 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Take a med. cam to protect the mantel move up to bolt 1. P2 is rather run out with only 2 bolts in an entire rope length..however the climbing is pretty low angle.

Added: 2004-11-06