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The crux of the climb is the 5.11b start, but don't let that grade discourage you. French free or aid the first 15 feet, and the grade falls to 5.10a C0. Save some strength for the finger locks through the last 15 feet of the route.


Route History:

  • First Ascent: Joe Oliger & Steve Roper, 1961

  • First Free Ascent: Lloyd Price et al., 1967

    Possibly the first 5.11 freed in Yosemite?


Located in Swan Slab approx:
Long/Lat: -119.600056,37.745377

Route Grade Citations

5.11b Community registered grade
5.11b Hard Landin' Brandon
5.11b * Rock Climbing Yosemite Free Climbs
5.11b * David Webb
5.11b, 510a ** Hard Landin' Brandon

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 59%

Lead Styles

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