Section navigation

  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, 1970

    Pitch 2.


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

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%

Lead Styles

Lead styles pie chart

Comments keywords

fun chimney crack

Learn about creating circuits.