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Normalised Bramapithecus

This route is located in the Southern Region at Volunteer Wall


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First Time 5.8+ (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Bill Strachan in 2004
Length: 50ft
Bolts: 5 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Walk 25 feet right from the previous bolted line to this enjoyable line which ascends black rock just left of a corner. Begin on a boulder and climb through surprisingly good holds to the anchors.
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Owner: RRGCC
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Submitted by: Dan Drescher
Date: Apr 25th, 2012

Submitted by: Anonymous
Date: Apr 16th, 2012

Submitted by: Major Tom
Date: Apr 1st, 2007


Sunshine said on August 16th, 2005
Good route. More like 5.6 or 7.
merrick said on December 3rd, 2005
fun route, definately more like 5.6 or 7. one hard move if you are short. great exposure. Sure wish we had a stick clip to start it with. It has a really high first bolt and the holds there are a little sandy and decomposing thus intensifying the experience. (whereas it could of had a bolt that you could clip from the boulder but placed to the right so you would miss the boulder if your fell)
Sco Bro said on April 18th, 2006
Fun route, watch out for the king swing when rappelling or being lowered, you'll take a ride around the corner as you watch your rope saw across the arete. Makes for some additional excitement.
dlewis101 said on July 31st, 2006
This route is 5.8 or 5.9. If you are a 5.6-7 leader, you will definately think this route is harder than, say, Eureka. Some routes are rated at hardest move, and this route has a 5.9 move on it (despite all the 5.7 moves). Anyway, if you REALLY think this route is 5.7 (as he above comments say), then you don't need to stick clip anything, since a 5.7 start does not need to be stick-clipped. But if you think it's 5.9, then go ahead and stick clip away! Your call.
Major Tom said on April 1st, 2007
I uploaded a photo of Jason on what I think is First Time. We talked to some people about what the routes were and got some bad beta on the grades. I think this was because none of us were really sure. Then Ray walked through and we didn't ask him. Go figure...
6 said on May 29th, 2007
I thought this route was really fun but I'd only give it a 5.7. Yes there is a crux move that might be 5.8-, but if you do it quick you'll hardly notice it.
jamlawyer said on July 2nd, 2007
Very fun route but also agree it's a 5.7. Certainly not near as difficult as, for example,The Slide and easier than 27 Years of Climbing. Great for new leader. The stances to clip are excellent. Kudos to the bolters!
Brentucky said on October 22nd, 2007
alright, i'll add my worthless opinion to the mix as well. 5.8 due to start and one other move unless you're under 5'7" or so in which case I think the one move would be more difficult and certainly a 5.9 move. cool climb nonetheless and very well bolted as stated above!!!
anticlmber said on November 26th, 2007
whatever the number you need this route is one fun ride. one of the funner routes of the weekend.
1 wheel drive said on October 13th, 2008
Start on the ground below the boulder and add 10-15 feet of climbing. If you're not confident, stick clip it. Fun route.
Anonymous said on September 14th, 2016
New first bolt courtesy of RRG FGI and Access Fund
KhaoticKlimber said on October 9th, 2016
I agree with the sentiment that this should probably be downgraded to a 5.7. Very easy, hands-free standing climbing up until the crux, which may prove tricky at first for shorter folk like myself. But step up and make a reachy move for an awesome sloper on the arete and you've got it.