Section navigation


The last two pitches are seldom climbed. The start is located up the ramp at the base of the face between 'Scheister' and 'Farley'.

  1. 100 ft (5.10c) Face climbing with careful footwork up small edges and knobs. 9 bolts to a 2-bolt top anchor. You can rap or top-rope with a 60m rope (barely).

  2. 80 ft (5.10d R) Runout 5.8 face climbing leads to better protected face moves at the crux. 7 bolts to a 2-bolt top anchor. Can be top-roped instead by climbing 'Scheister'.

  3. 140 ft (5.10c R) Runout 5.8 and 5.9 moves with better protected face moves before and after the aête. 7 bolts to a 2-bolt top anchor. Pro 1" to 2".

After P3, finish with the last 20 feet of 'Harding's Chimney' and walk off to descend.

Route History:

  • First Free Ascent: Will Cottrell


Located in East Face approx:
Long/Lat: -120.308047,38.776566

Route Grade Citations

5.10c R Community registered grade
** Hard Landin' Brandon
5.10c Rock Climbing Lake Tahoe
5.10c Rock 'N Road: Rock Climbing Areas of North America
5.10c, 5.10d R, 5.10c Hard Landin' Brandon

Route quality

Route quality

Lead Styles

Lead styles pie chart

Comments keywords


Learn about creating circuits.

Activity Configure

Check out what is happening on Blue Velvet (note there is an unresolved system issue where ascents logged before 2010 are not displayed in the stream below). If you just want to see beta then click on view ascents with beta.