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Brownie Basin Granite 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, Alpine, 3 pitches, 400', Grade II
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Mark Kerns/ Dan Sherwood
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Submitted By: mark kerns on Aug 21, 2007

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Description 

The entrance to Brownie Basin is guarded by a 400 foot high granite peak on the south that offers several multi-pitch offerings. The camping is good and the views are great. There is quality bouldering at Laverty Lakes as well as great swimming.
P1 - Find the lowest point on the rock slab face, follow shallow cracks and edges upward for 120 feet.
P2 - From the belay ledge, move right and follow broken ledges upward for another 100 feet.
P3 - move up and and then right for 50 feet or so, traversing a vertical slab for 50 feet, then straight up to the summit knife edge ridge.


Location 

Descent - rappel from trees. 1 rope is adequate.


Protection 

Standard rack - small tri-cams are usefull in shallow bottoming cracks.



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