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Brief Encounter 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8- French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: VS 4c [details]
FA: Leo Henson, Albert Newman 1998
Season: Summer would be HOT
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Submitted By: 46and2 on Apr 6, 2006
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Description 

Fantastic route for the grade! I wouldn't say there is truly a crux on this climb but it would be constant 5.8 and fun. Sport route up a steepening wall with good holds. Excellent route!


Location 

This route is the first sport route right of the large obvious black varnish section on the Panty wall and just barely right on the pine tree. You can't miss it, just follow the bolts!


Protection 

Total sport route with 6 bolts and chain anchors at the top just over the lip on the varnished wall. Safe and well protected, go for it!



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Leading Brief Encounter.  To the left is the gear my partner left on Panty Raid when he had to bail for lack of enough passive pro to finish the route!
Leading Brief Encounter. To the left is the gear ...
Mark nearing the top of Brief Encounter.
Mark nearing the top of Brief Encounter.
Leading the fun sporty climb, Brief Encounter
Leading the fun sporty climb, Brief Encounter
My bro Dalon following Brief Encounter, a really fun 5.8 route at the popular Panty Wall
My bro Dalon following Brief Encounter, a really f...
Last of the morning shade at Panty Wall.
Last of the morning shade at Panty Wall.
Brief Encounter before I top-roped it
BETA PHOTO: Brief Encounter before I top-roped it
Morgan on Brief Encounter
Morgan on Brief Encounter
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By Claire
Apr 9, 2006

This route was definitely my favorite on this wall. Great holds and fun moves.

By gilbert.2003
From: Burke, VA
Jun 17, 2007
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- VS 4c

Whole wall is in shade until 11AM during June.

By saxfiend
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From: Decatur, GA
Apr 7, 2008
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- VS 4c

This was my first lead at Red Rock and a nice way to find out what the rock feels like. Fun route!

By TedV
From: Lost Wages
Dec 27, 2008
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b

Very soft for 5.8 I think it should be 5.7 lots of holds no crux.

By cassondra
From: las vegas, NV
Jan 11, 2009

Slightly easier than the route to its right, very relaxing.

By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jan 14, 2010

On 1/14/10, the LVCLC replaced the anchor of this route- the right hand bolt was being torqued by the patina jugs below due to the angle- the anchor was moved right about 18" to a better location for both the route and the anchor- both new bolts are 1/2" x 3.5" 5-piece with Fixe rap hangers.

By Canon
Dec 13, 2012

good example of a sport 5.8

By Eve Ivanka
Mar 4, 2014

We climbed this on 3/3/2014 - The route was a good practice for beginner climbers (less than 2 years of climbing). It's a really nice spot with clean rock and a beautiful view. Bunch of other 5.7 bolted climbs on this wall.