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  1. Start up 'West Chimney' for 30ft or so before exiting right past two bolts. Travers right past the first belay anchor for 'Grand Delusion'[], then continue right to the next bolted belay anchor. 2 bolts.

  2. Well-protected blunt arête.

  3. Follow cracks and knobs to finish up an arête. Several bolts.

Pro to 2".

Descend by rappelling back down the route, or traverse around to the right to finish on 'Harding's Chimney'.

Route History:

  • First Free Ascent: Dan Patitucci & Joel Moore, 1990


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

Route Grade Citations

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

Route quality

Route quality

Lead Styles

Lead styles pie chart

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