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Brain Salad Surgery

5.11c, Sport, 75 ft (23 m),  Avg: 3.1 from 11 votes
FA: Wolfe/Bloom
Arizona > Northern Arizona > Oak Creek Canyon > Cave Springs > Reception Area

Description

The crux is moving past the fixed draw at the 9th bolt.

A great climb on cool features,very pumpy, the top may be a bit sandy eary in the season.

NOTE: PLEASE WAIT A DAY OR TWO TO CLIMB AFTER A RAIN!!

Location

This is the fifth route on the South (left) wall of the "Reception" area on the level below the Doctor's Office proper.

Protection

10 bolts, Chain Anchors

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susan peplow
Joshua Tree
  5.11
[Hide Comment] Good route, one of the first we did at the area. Haven't been on it using the "ground up" start rather the step across from the ledge which was pretty heady to say the least. Jun 4, 2008
Abel Jones
Bishop, CA
[Hide Comment] This route starts at the ground now. There is a second crux just making the start. Great route... pumpy with multiple thought provoking moves and a section of amazing jugs. Sep 2, 2011
Carl Leon
Phoenix, AZ
  5.11c
[Hide Comment] this route was a blast. it goes ground up , very sustained and pumpy. unfortunately there are many areas with inches of sand. also, after the crux up high, you are required to dig through about a foot of dirt to find the nice ledge or cheat and grab the giant tree branches / roots that are blocking the anchors. reminiscent of the scene in Kill Bill 2 where she escapes from the Coffin/Grave Jun 30, 2020