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Brinton's Crack - 5.6

Average Rating = 4.38/5 Average Rating : 4.38 out of 5
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Medium to large gear, w/ some small gear. Make sure you bring several runners for rope drag.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.40/5
  Rock Quality 4.80/5
  Scenery 4.80/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

Long exposed crack up the front of Brinton's Buttress. Rated 5.6, but some of the crux moves feel like 5.8. Very technical for the grade, so make sure that you're comfortable at the grade before leading this. Start from boulders underneath the crack, climbing up a small dihedral and finger crack. This eventually leads to the meat of the crack, where you'll end up climbing through a few niches. At the main recessed niche, traverse right on thin holds to another crack, which holds excellent hand jams. Follow this to the finish.

Submitted by: ramylson on 2003-09-24
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Route ID: 1250

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  Safety Rating G
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: eddietheteddie on 2013-11-01 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars record

surprisingly good, awkward traverse

Added: 2013-11-01

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: chicago-dan on 2009-08-15 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Ascent Notes

Fun and interesting route with crack, face climbing and a traverse.

Added: 2010-04-30

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: xjlx on 2009-05-02 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Brinton's

classic

Added: 2009-05-04

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: warthog on 1972-05-10 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars lead

last climb at Devil's Lake before heading out for the tetons. lead in mountain boots with a 25 lb. pack. protected big jam crack with an I-beam. done several times since, still one of the most fun climbs at the lake.

Added: 2008-08-21

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: mtnjack_xc on 2007-09-16 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Brinton's Crack

Looked at this route for over 20 years. Finally got to climb it (should have done it 20 years ago - I'm 70 now).
Very hard 5.6 route. Had a lot of trouble with hand jam after traverse. Great route though.

Added: 2007-09-18

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