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Bipolar Brain Flush 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 140'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Jon Skyes, Mike Lee 2010
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Submitted By: Robert Hall on Aug 23, 2015

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BETA PHOTO: Bipolar Brain Flush and "Brain Fart" cra...

Description 

Start on the face left of the somewhat ugly, somewhat rotten, wide crack. (Photo)
Climb the face [Var] past 3 bolts* and then ascend the 5-inch crack to the top.

[ * Stepping right to the large crack after Bolt #2 lowers the grade to about 5.8, the crux is the move(s) between bolt 2 and 3 ]

Variation - "Brain Fart Variation" Climb the wide, ugly crack to the clean upper crack. 5.8

Protection 

Std rack, perhaps a wide cam (#4)


Photos of Bipolar Brain Flush Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Upper Crack - Brain Flush / Fart
BETA PHOTO: Upper Crack - Brain Flush / Fart
Rock Climbing Photo: Jess cleaning the route.
Jess cleaning the route.

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By M Sprague
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From: New England
Aug 1, 2016

Nice route, the most natural line about 5.8, depending on how hard you feel the early slab moves are. It was nice having the # 5 Camalot, which I actually used twice. I placed it to protect getting to the further bolt along the crack, then retrieved it once that was clipped and used it again above, though it would be pretty hard to fall out of the crack with your leg jammed in it. It can't be 140' tall as I lowered off with a single rope, a 60m I believe. Almost 3 stars
By Matt Vittorelli
Feb 17, 2017

Awesome route, great approach/easy car camping. A must to put on the to do list.

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