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Fog Brain 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Matt Merton, et al. (late 90's?)
Season: Anytime
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Submitted By: James Garrett on Apr 17, 2007
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A very homogenous route with bolt protection right where you want it. Sticky limestone!


This is "behind the trees" on the East Facing Wall on very good and solid rock. 4 routes exist here in the 5.9-5.10a range and this is the most right situtated when facing the wall. Ascend the scree slope for two minutes to the first switch back and you are there.


QDs to two bolt belay

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By Scott H.
From: Sandy, UT
Sep 29, 2013

Much of the rock on this route is suspect with little protection for the belayer. This "mid -pitch choss" is also referred to in the West Desert guidebook.

By Murphski
From: SLC, UT
Oct 24, 2013

The "mid-pitch choss" is a death flake, that requires delicate climbing on and around. This route makes you fear for the life of your belayer and should be fixed with some serious trundling.