Swedish Britfast Crack
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Nice and fun obscure climb.
Not your typical Overlook climb.
I don't recall this being all that hard but it's probably for the experienced 5.10 leader because I seem to recall some run out on the arete and possibly some tricky pro (opposition, etc...)
My recollection (hey, it was a long time ago...) is that the face is easier than it looks and the roof up high is a bit exciting.
It's similar in nature to Sin Ropa but easier (I think.)
Named in honor of Brit, a Swedish gynecologist traveling through the states. Mark brought her and her partner home to the now burned down climber's house south of the old Alpineer.
I think we might have put up Sexual Deviations on the same day in honor of our young and frustrated losses.
I doubt this has had very many ascents so it would be a good one for a repeat write up.
Just to the right of the Obediah corner is an arete with holds and thin cracks leading up.
Climb the arete and exit out the corner right of Sexual Deviations.
See the beta photo.
Note, route shown is approximate on the face.
Standard Overlook rack.
Don't forget, I climbed a lot with Grossman so my standard rack may be 3x the size of yours, so even though there weren't all that many placements to be had, we typically had the nut that would fit.
We didn't have TCU's, ball things, etc... so often made do with some odd nut stacks, nests, oppo, etc... I only point this out so no one gets up on one of these odd ball routes and feels sandbagged. This thing could also just sew up, because frankly, I have only vague fugual state memories of the climb.
The protection IS tricky.
Don't think I could have done the start without a ...
|Comments on Swedish Britfast Crack
|By Ted Smith|
From: Scottsdale, AZ
Jun 9, 2013
Today, I got on the start of this climb, thinking it was Burger King--based on the description from the AZ Falcon Guide circa 1999. In that guide, Burger King is listed as 5.9-, so it seemed feasible, but somewhat unlikely. Using the tree, I got established on the overhung start, then stepped up and started placing tricky nut placements--including two #6 brassy offsets (DMM). I continued up the arete until it eased off, and I finished on the 5.7 easy out as shown in the picture above. My estimate for this bottom section is 5.9 at least, with some fancy footwork and gear. Very fun Burger King variation! ;-)