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James Brown

5.11b, Sport, 90 ft (27 m),  Avg: 3.8 from 46 votes
FA: Marty Lewis, Dave Focardi, Kevin Calder, 2/92
California > Sierra Eastside > Bishop Area > Owens River Gorge > Central Gorge > [Redacted]
Access Issue: Bridges Out! IMPORTANT LADWP NEGOTIATIONS!! Details


From the top of Fear of a Black Planet, ascend a face to a sturdy flake, step right, and negotiate harder face/slab moves to the anchors. For variety of movement and position, a top five ORG pitch in my book.


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[Hide Comment] Excellent route, especially if you link Fear... to James Brown. Just watch the rope drag, eh? Jul 5, 2007
Jeffrey LeCours
New Hampshire
[Hide Comment] Excellent route! Link with Fear of a Black Planet for sure! Remember that you won't be able to lower from the top to ground on a single rope. It's easy enough to clean and pull at the top of Fear. Jan 30, 2011
Boulder, CO
[Hide Comment] fun route! the guidebook fails to mention that you cant get back to the ground with a 70. maybe with an 80 but it would be really close. the 70 will get you back to the midway anchors, which is a comfy belay, and you can rap form there. can't link with a 60 without belaying at the top and making 2 raps May 28, 2011
Rick Ziegler
Bishop, CA
[Hide Comment] Open shut anchors replaced with Mussy hooks and a new, 1/2" stainless bolt. Paid for by donations collected at Wilson's Eastside and the Rubber Room. Mar 21, 2012
Lake Tahoe
[Hide Comment] One of the best at the grade in the gorge IMO. Grab a couple long draws and cast off for the link. Nov 24, 2020