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5.12+, Sport,  Avg: 3 from 1 vote
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Pennsylvania > Southwestern Hi… > Lost Crag > Brutal Block


Jump start, rock stack, or climb the maple tree to reach the good edge at the lip of the cave. Climb a short 5.11+ sequence to a break, then use the arete to do a powerful static sequence or just dyno to the top...both sequences are likely around v8. 

Or....sit start at the back of the cave, trend slightly left, and then boulder through the head-height double digit roof problem, with a couple possible sequences, using tenuous toe hooks and finishing with a giant toss (either left or right) to the good edge at the lip. Drop off and claim the v11 tick or continue up the route and start clipping bolts. You'll definitely want a couple pads and a spot for the boulder.

Initial boulder: v11?

Route without initial boulder: 5.13b?

Boulder into route: 5.13+

All three remain projects. 


Route #4 on Brutal Block on 2019 guide.