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Brinton's Corner 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Paul Campbell on Feb 2, 2009

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Climb corner all the way to the top, avoid reaching too far right and using Brinton's crack.


The guidebook lists this route between Stool Pidgeon and Brinton's crack. Obvious corner.


I don't believe there is any "on-route" protection.

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By Michael Sullivan
From: Seattle, WA
Mar 29, 2012

Wow, this climb seemed pretty sandbagged. There are many 10's and even an 11 or two that seem easier to me than this climb. Broke a side pull crimp off on the lower 3rd. Now it might be even harder.
By Mr. Mix
From: Sauk City, WI
Jun 16, 2013

Starting this climb on the arete is a V2 boulder problem. Starting further to the left, as on Stool Pigeon, makes this 10a.
By John Hayes 1
From: Shorewood
Oct 12, 2015

For lack of better information, we tried various version of this route. If, after the V2 start, you tend to stay on or a bit right of the arete, it seem just a little tougher than Brinton's Direct, maybe a 5.9+. If you tend to stay a bit left on the arete, there's a move about 15ft from the top (just left around the corner from the big undergrip flake on Brinton's Direct) that tripped up 3 of us, and we think we're up to your average 5.10a. Anyone have a better idea of the "official" route?

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