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Labor Day Weekend

This route is located in the Southern Region at Volunteer Wall

Normalised Bramapithecus

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Four Shower Tokens, A Guiness and My Girl 5.8- (Trad) **

First Ascent: Mark Johnson, Jason Haas in 2005
Length: 50ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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Start back in the cave just left of Normalised Bramapithecus. Work up the face to gain the thin roof crack. Surmount the low crux with a Houdini move, then enjoy large holds and nice ledges up the face. When the wide dihedral looses it's appeal, abandon it for the right leaning crack on the main face. Follow it to the anchors of Normalised Bramapithecus.
Descent: Shares anchors with
Stays Dry:
Owner: RRGCC

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Submitted by: haas
Date: Dec 19th, 2005


blueskiesluc said on July 6th, 2009
This route was COVERED in spider webs last weekend, so I attached a 3-foot stick to my harness so I could clean the webs above me. The route was covered with grit, dirt, spiders, and general munge. Not only did the crux shut me down, but the rest of the route really wasn't even fun. Don't bother. I'd give this route no starts, but there is no "0" button under the "vote on star rating." My only guess is that the guidebook author gave the route 2 stars and an 8- in hopes that it would draw ascents that would eventually clean up the route!
Corona said on July 6th, 2009
What a shame--I had wanted to get on it just for the kickass route name
SCIN said on July 6th, 2009
Yea, that's exactly why I gave the route 2 stars and an 8-. You're on to me and my master plan of falsifying information in hopes of getting routes cleaned up.
pigsteak said on July 6th, 2009
dude, at the very least add your name to the FA if you plan on this thing cleaning guidebook authors have no morals these days...
pigsteak said on July 6th, 2009
oh yeah..since a wiener stick was used to clean out the spiders, I am thinking that the wuss factor was high that day....probably should stick to sport....
Ti-Bum said on November 6th, 2014
I think there is an error in the guidebook on that line. This line is situated LEFT of first time as shown on the picture. The line LEFT of Normalised Bramaticus finishes in a chimney and is an awesome steep dihedral with chicken wings. 5.9+ climbing. There was spider there too, but otherwise the dihedral is clean and very fun. There is no right leaning crack LEFT of Normalised Bramaticus so you can't traverse there. The line had already been climbed when I got on it on Oct 23, 2014. There is a rappel station way left of the chimney but I rappelled from a sling from trees above the chimney. New archors could be set directly left of chimney so it would be easier to descend.