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Gaze in awe at this severely overhanging crack requiring difficult stemming and powerful finger locks. This used to be the last aid pitch of 'The Fracture' until it was freed in 1979 to become the second recorded 5.13. Thin pro to 1.5".

Route History:

  • First Ascent: Ken Edsberg & Jack Davidson, 1963

    Aid climbed with 18 pitons in 5 hours, according to SuperTopo guide.

  • First Free Ascent: Antony Yaniro, 1979

    Together with 'The Phoenix' in Yosemite, this may be the world's first 5.13. Led with pre-placed gear.

  • First Free Ascent: Hidetaka Suzuki, 1988

    Led without pre-placed gear.


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

Route Grade Citations

*** Hard Landin' Brandon
5.13 Rock 'N Road: Rock Climbing Areas of North America
5.13c Principal
5.13b/c Rock Climbing Lake Tahoe

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