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Burst of Brilliance

5.11b, Trad, 60 ft,  Avg: 2.5 from 27 votes
FA: Eric Kohl, 1990
California > Yosemite NP > Lower Merced Ri… > o. New Diversions
Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions Details


Burst of Brilliance is a worthy line while at the New Diversions cliff. Start up the bolted face, bust through the crux with your Burst of Brilliance to the crack above that leads to the bolted anchors.


Just right of New Diversions. It is possible to rap off of New D to the BoB anchors to toprope.


bolts plus a few cams. Single set?

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Will S
Joshua Tree
[Hide Comment] Take a couple tips to finger sized cams for the top. The section above the bolts is much easier, but it's a little ways to the top.

Crux is tenuous feet/ barndoory moves out left, but only a move or two. Worth doing while you're there for sure. Sep 7, 2010
Justin S
[Hide Comment] This thing is burly. Way harder than the 11c finger crack on Rostrum. I think I placed a single piece, a .4 between bolts. The upper pitch looks unique with 5 easy on soda can chickenheads, but I guess doesn't have a rap station? Oct 28, 2016
Aaron Formella
Atascadero, CA
[Hide Comment] Can be done safely with singles equivalent to BD 0.3, 0.4, and 0.5. I would bring doubles of 0.4 to back-up your pro and feel very safe. Apr 29, 2018