|Type:||Trad, Aid, 3 pitches, 310', Grade III|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]|
|FA:||Paul Marshall and Paul Ross (var leads)|
|Submitted By:||USBRIT on Oct 23, 2002|
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Oct 12, 2004
|Note ...The discription of how to get to this area The Weasel, Breezeway, Pinnacle is incorrect in the guide Desert Rock III. Should be From the San Rafael Bridge drive 6.1 miles (not 2.2) south to a road and cattle guard on the right. Go 1 mile to right turn.Go 6/10 of a mile take road to left.. Continue 1.8 miles to end of road and camp site. Path up to the formations up talis to the right.|
By Josh Ewing
From: Bluff, UT
Nov 8, 2005
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Did the second ascent of Brits last weekend. We tried to free it, and didn't quite get a couple of moves. It will definitely go free at 11+. The thin crack moves at the end of the first pitch are low percentage when onsighting, due to tricky gear placements. The second pitch feels like solid 5.10 OW, with a sigificant choss factor thrown in between the hard sections. The final pitch is fun OW and squeeze chimeny. I'd probably give that last pitch 5.9.
Also keep in mind that this is an adventure route, despite how clean the first pitch is. The rest of the tower has significant loose rock...so be careful.
There's not much for rap rings or webbing on the rap anchors, so take extra.
Sweet summit....good work Paul, Andy, and Lane.