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YDS: 5.12a/b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 35'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a/b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Rances Rodriguez
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Submitted By: Caliza on Jul 13, 2015

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Brazin as in zinfandel. The tallest route in the Vineyard, a bit of a power endurance line. Off the bat, bouldery moves, V3/4 in difficulty. From there it eases up until reaching the 3rd bolt where you will encounter the second crux. Then climb the the faint arete to the right to the anchors. From the ground the line goes up diagonally left to right.


The right most route in the Vineyard on the right overhanging wall. From the Bear walk 15 to 20 feet left of the 5.10 warm ups. Before the knoll, go up the 3rd class scramble opposite the downhill trail. The anchors to Brazin can be seen shining from the bottom of the scramble between the trees up above.


5 glue in to 2 mussy hook anchors (right anchors on steep wall).

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By Vlad S
Aug 30, 2015
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

I thought that it kind of ends at the 3rd bolt after 10 feet of bouldering. The rest is just easy scramble to the anchor on the chossy arete. Some really tiny holds past the first and second bolt, though.
By Caliza
Sep 8, 2015

Once you do that last lateral move at the 3rd bolt to the arĂȘte at the right, it's over. I did the end to the anchors by trying to stay off the scramble to the right by staying slightly on/left of the arĂȘte. Feels less Chossy that way.

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