Type: Trad, 60 ft
FA: Joe Brown 1947
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Shared By: Chris Owen on Nov 23, 2007
Admins: Chris Owen, Euan Cameron

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A Joe Brown tour-de-force and a must-do while visiting.

Easily at first up to beneath and slightly right of the corner crack, now the fun begins; somehow gain the corner and jam/lieback up it to the overhang. Go through the overhang (crux) to easier climbing.


Left of the big roof of The Sloth, a crack runs up a left facing corner and through a small overhang.


Nuts and cams.


Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
Chris Owen   Big Bear Lake  
5.9 just doesn't describe this route - I have a lot of history with this one, a love/hate relationship I suppose. Got badly spanked on my first attempt, in those days it was rated "VS" . Nov 23, 2007
Nick Russell
Bristol, UK
Nick Russell   Bristol, UK
Maybe it's just that my jamming is a bit rusty, but I definitely found the bulge beneath the roof to be the crux. The roof itself was gymnastic, but pretty straightforward. Jul 8, 2013
Rob Davies UK
Cheshire, UK
Rob Davies UK   Cheshire, UK
Often green and damp beneath the overhang. Oct 13, 2015
Brad Warne
Calgary, Alberta
Brad Warne   Calgary, Alberta
Thought it was a great route! Oct 18, 2015