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1 5.8 90 ft
2 5.9 110 ft
  1. 90 ft (5.8) Perfect jamming and liebacking up the flake and left-facing dihedral to a 2-bolt anchor.

  2. 110 ft (5.9) Easy climbing to an offwidth crack over a bulge, followed by 3rd class slabs to the summit.

Many parties just do the excellent first pitch. Pro to 3.5".


Route History:

  • First Free Ascent: Dick Long

    P1 only, "mid 1960s" according to supertopo guide

  • First Free Ascent: Gene Drake & Jim Hicks,

    Pitch 2.


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

Route Grade Citations

5.9 Community registered grade
Hard Landin' Brandon
5.8 David Walker
5.8, 5.9 Hard Landin' Brandon
5.9 Rock Climbing Lake Tahoe

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 53%

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