Route Guide    Partners    Forum    Photos    What's New    Journal        
Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
The Gallery
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Murano S 
27 Years of Climbing S 
A Brief History of Climb S 
All Draws and No Brains S 
All That Glitters T 
Break the Scene S 
Crimpy and the Brain S 
Crude Awakening S 
Dain Bramage S 
Darkside of the Flume T 
DaVinci's Left Ear S 
Different Strokes S 
Gold Rush S 
Guernica S 
Guernica (To first anchor) S 
Happy Trails S 
Johnny B. Good S 
King Lives On, The S 
Mosaic S 
No Brain, No Pain S 
NoBody Wins T 
Preacher's Daughter, The S 
Random Precision S 
Short By a Foot S 
Starry Night S 
Zen and the Art of Masturbation S 

A Brief History of Climb 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA:  Blake Bowling
Page Views: 12,814
Submitted By: russellHOBART on Mar 20, 2008

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (373)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
High up on "A Brief History of Climb".

Description 

fantastic that goes from easy run-out, to crimpy, to over hanging plates.

Location 

Climb furthest to climber's right

Protection 

9 bolts and anchors


Photos of A Brief History of Climb Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Bailey Crawford on the juggy finish of A Brief His...
Bailey Crawford on the juggy finish of A Brief His...
Rock Climbing Photo: Right before the best part!
Right before the best part!
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing "A brief history of climb" 5.10...
Climbing "A brief history of climb" 5.10...
Rock Climbing Photo: Matt Spelman on A Brief History of Climb. Photo by...
Matt Spelman on A Brief History of Climb. Photo by...
Rock Climbing Photo: Allison clipping on the steep and juggy Brief Hist...
Allison clipping on the steep and juggy Brief Hist...
Rock Climbing Photo: Resting on "A brief history of climb"
Resting on "A brief history of climb"
Rock Climbing Photo: BHofC
BHofC
Rock Climbing Photo: Dave taking advantage of the nice ledge rest right...
Dave taking advantage of the nice ledge rest right...
Rock Climbing Photo: Scott escapes the crux down low.
Scott escapes the crux down low.
Rock Climbing Photo: The plated face
The plated face
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down from the anchors. First route at the ...
Looking down from the anchors. First route at the ...
Rock Climbing Photo: The biggest holds I've ever touched.
The biggest holds I've ever touched.
Rock Climbing Photo: Smooth sailin'
Smooth sailin'
Rock Climbing Photo: Ben near the top of Brief History of Climb, 5.10c ...
Ben near the top of Brief History of Climb, 5.10c ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Shantan on the lower section of Brief History.  Oc...
Shantan on the lower section of Brief History. Oc...

Comments on A Brief History of Climb Add Comment
Show which comments
Comments displayed oldest to newestSkip Ahead to the Most Recent Dated Sep 7, 2016
By esha
Oct 11, 2010

If the rock were a bit more solid this route would easily be 4 stars. All the same, it is a lot of fun! Cool crux move and overhanging plate hauling. When you see it, you will want to climb it!
By Gif Zafred
From: Pittsburgh, PA
Apr 28, 2011

Looks good and climbs better! The upper half is tons of fun on the overhanging plates. Really great route and a must do at the Gallery.
By S. Neoh
Oct 17, 2011
rating: 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Impressively overhung for the grade. Some of the plates feel like time-bombs to me but then again, maybe not. Not as good or as hard as Breakfast Burrito.
By Isaac Levin
From: Clemson, SC
Mar 22, 2012

Such a fun climb! Take a relaxing rest on the awesome ledge halfway up before getting to the jug haul. Cleaning it is tough, just like any overhanging climb.
By Ryan McCorvey
Mar 7, 2013

One of the best 10's I've ever done! Tall, overhung, jughaul. Super fun
By TylerC
Apr 21, 2014

The Red River Gorge guidebook has this listed as a 5.10b (I would agree).
Crux is early into the route, near second bolt- a right hand undercling on a small flake to a left hand dead-point crimp. Holds get bigger as route progresses with a great resting point on a standing ledge half way up the route, before the overhanging section. Route continues up arete and becomes progressively overhanging with progressively bigger holds, to a great two hand jug at the chains for easy clipping.
By James Willis
From: Evanston, IL
Sep 13, 2014
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

This route isn't run out.
By jjjjjjjjjj
Oct 30, 2015

If you're waiting in line for Brief History (typical), try Guernica just to the left of BHoC. It looks similar to this climb but it has glue-in. My friends and I tried it while waiting, and we all agreed it was an instant classic. Seriously, this route has it all, and it's just about as hard as BHoC despite the difference in grade. Go try it, there's a dyno at the top!
By kenr
Nov 12, 2015

The bolts are kind of far apart in the upper section with the (admittedly juggy) fun big plates. I wouldn't want to fail making a clip there.
. (but the tricky crux lower down is well protected).
By Andy P.
From: Wisconsin
Jul 27, 2016

If you climb at a gym with really short walls this route is perfect for you, two distinct rest spots are big enough to sit down and have lunch at if needed. Nothing is really sustained except the classic top section to the chains - this area offers big holds and clean falls. Lower crux requires some smart climbing and just about any climber can do it if they can realize some not-so-intuitive footholds below the mantle.
By highneed
Sep 7, 2016
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

If this started at the bivy ledge I'd give this a 5.6 and 4 stars. As is it is at best 5.7+ with literally one hand move to a great crimp then a jugs to a ledge you can set a tent up on. (Here is the trick; learn to stem and smear)