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Brain Storm T 
Brain Teasers T 
Brain Tweezers S 
Brain Wave T 
Butta S 
Chunky Monkey S 
Climax Control S 
Journey to the Center of the Brain T 
M.E.N.S.A. S 
Mono Loco  S 
Mulatto Serpent S 
Out of Mind T 
Travisty, The S 
Whiny Bugs S 
You Want It, You Got It S 

Brain Wave 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Shawn Heath on Sep 8, 2010

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Start at the shared start with You Want It, You Got It which is some jugs on the left face of the Brain. Climb up and right to the arete and continue up the left side of the arete until you need to traverse over to the right side to finish up on the Out of Mind anchors.


If this isn't the first climb you see, when you walk up the trail, then it's probably the second. The trail leads straight up to it, just look left. If you see bolts, that's where this starts. Go to the right of the bolts.


Trad gear. There are some funky placements in this bulbous, brain-like formation. Bring some small tri-cams and nuts. You may be able to find a cam placement, but the rock is so wavy that constrictions are more easily found than straight-sided cracks.

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