Type: Trad, Aid, 360 ft (109 m), 5 pitches, Grade III
FA: Paul Ross, Andy Ross, and Layne Potter
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Shared By: USBRIT Ross on Mar 12, 2003
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane

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Description

The route climbs the south face of Belfry Tower. See photo of tower on the Brits in the Belfry route.

P1) The first pitch follows a good crack system to the top of the pillar down left of the summit. The crack goes over a short roof at about 30'. Follow cracks and grooves past a couple of blocks(2 bolts) to a perfect 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" finishing crack. 160' 5.9 C1. The second followed this pitch free at about 5.11+ apart from a short wide section above the first overhang.
P2) A short easy pitch to a ledge at 35'.
P3) Move down left and then back right to a crack that leads to belays below an overhanging 5" crack. 60' 5.8.
P4) Aid the awkward crack for about 25' and then easier climbing leads into the belfry. 50' 5.6 C1.
P5) Climb the short sqeeze chimney on the north side. 30' 5.7 (this is last section of pitch 3 of Brits in the Belfry).

Descent: Rap down Brits in the Belfry.
FA: Paul Ross, Andy Ross.(var leads), and Layne Potter

Protection

Two sets of Friends with extra 1.5, 2, and 4. Two 5 and 6 Friends. Medium to large stoppers. Two 200' ropes for the rap down the Brits in the Belfry route on the north side.

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