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  1. (5.10b X) Stuff yourself deep into the chimney and slither up 50 ft to the scary unprotected offwidth crux. Look for the manky hidden piton, and follow the narrowing, protectable crack up to the belay ledge.

  2. (5.7 R) Follow the corner to easy runout face climbing to the South Notch. Finish with the last pitch of 'Harding's Chimney' and a walk-off descent.

Huge pro 5" to 12".

Route History:

  • First Free Ascent: TM Herbert & Royal robbins, 1967


Located in West Face approx:
Long/Lat: -120.308400,38.776693

Route Grade Citations

5.10b X Community registered grade
** Hard Landin' Brandon
5.10b, 5.7 Hard Landin' Brandon
5.10b X Rock Climbing Lake Tahoe

Route quality

Route quality

Lead Styles

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