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Briar's Birth  

YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Dennis Sanders Et al
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Submitted By: Jesse Zacher on Dec 1, 2011

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Awaiting a fisting.


Climb through a finger crack over some edges. Mount up on the large, detached pillar and start up the corner at the top of the pillar. Once high enough to reach to the right, plug a couple cams into the large flake. Transition through stemming and a layback with a small crimp on the face of the flake. If the crack was not packed with petrified mud, you could jam it, but keep up the layback until you get a hand jam. From here, it is big #3 (3.5 is ideal) through some steep terrain to the chains.


This is 20 feet right of Key Hole.


Bring a couple small fingers for the bottom. 2 #2s, 1 #2, 3 #3s, a #3.5 or #4 Camalots.

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By slim
Dec 1, 2011

I think this one is called "Brian's Birth" if I remember correctly. There used to be a plaque at the bottom.
By Allen Hill
From: FIve Points, Colorado and Pine
Dec 4, 2011

Bryan's Birth.
By Jesse Zacher
From: Grand Junction, Co
Dec 4, 2011

Any info on the FA party?

By slim
Dec 5, 2011

Which Bryan?
By Matt Lisenby
Dec 14, 2011

I think Bryan Becker was active out there back in the day . . . .
By slim
Dec 14, 2011

Doubt he would make a plaque though, Allen would have throat punched him....
By Dennis Sanders
Feb 14, 2012

Its name is Briar's Birth. We might have been the first to at least put anchors on it. I doubt we were the first to climb it though. We did this around 9 years back. It's named after my brother's first son…Joseph Briar Sanders.
By Phil Lauffen
From: The Bubble
Oct 18, 2013

I threw some flakes at my belayer when I tried this last time. Also... the overhanging #4 crack at the top isn't easy.
By WadeM
From: Golden, Co
Oct 18, 2016

I cleaned out the crack switch last year as it was mud filled. Super fun climbing! Top roof is exhausting!

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