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
Route ID: 1250
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.
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.