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Lower Brother Rock Climbing 

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Location: 37.73378, -119.61233 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Will S on Jul 1, 2007


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This area is approximately 1 mile west of Camp 4. The popular base routes get afternoon shade.

Getting There 

Approximately 0.8 miles west from Camp 4 there is a large pullout on the left side of the road. The pullout holds around 10 cars and has a split-rail wood fence. Park here and walk about 100 yards into the woods to the base of the wall at a point where the wall is nearest the road. There is no obvious trail, but you may find a system of cairns. You will enounter the wall near the toe of the Lower Brother.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.9 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Lower Brother

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lower Brother:
Absolutely Free, Center   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 700'   
Positively 4th Street   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   
Maple Jam   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Absolutely Free Center (and Left)

Absolutely Free, Center 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  California : Yosemite National Park : ... : Lower Brother
Characterized by a difficult approach and longish descent with three great pitches of roped climbing this climb is an off the beaten track, classic Yosemite adventure climb. Approach by walking up and right from the toe of Lower Brother, taking a left at the first major ramp system. From here 250 feet of scrambling (some 4th or maybe easy 5th) will take you to the base of the route.P1: Two options, a 5.7 exciting chimney or a 5.9 flake, we took the chimney and weren't disappointed. Belay at t...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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