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This route is located in the Lower Gorge Region at Pebble Beach

Welcome to Ole Kentuck

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Brontosaurus 5.10b (Trad) ****

First Ascent: John Bronaugh, Charles Tabor in 1988
Length: 60ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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This crack ascends the obvious, overhanging dihedral just to the left of Welcome to Ole Kentuck.
Moves: Hands
Descent: Cold shuts
Stays Dry: Does not stay dry
Owner: NFS
pumpy (2) hands (2) fun (2) classic (2) stout (1) exposed (1)
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5.10b (33 votes)

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Submitted by: taurusclimber
Date: Jul 4th, 2018

Submitted by: ray
Date: Dec 19th, 2005


Yasmeen said on November 2nd, 2003
This is my favorite trad route I've been on so far. Not one face hold the whole way! :)
gneiss said on October 16th, 2004
are you sure? the pic shows tons of face holds
Anonymous said on September 20th, 2006
Even if there were face holds I don't know why you would even want to use them with such a slammin' hand crack. Best jams I've ever experienced. Ever. Too bad it's not longer. SUCH good climbing!
Anonymous said on September 22nd, 2006
1st trad lead
Gaar said on December 15th, 2006
I found pleanty of foot holds...but the crack was soooooo sweeeet for your hands. Good trad climb for the intro 10 trad leader.
Myke Dronez said on September 7th, 2008
Have a laugh watching your liebackin' buddies pump and flail- jammin' is the business and business is good.
Brentucky said on September 8th, 2008
watch who you're callin buddy, buddy! buddies don't let buddies do crack! also, i was just warmin up for the crux (and we saw how that went) :-)
danf26 said on March 22nd, 2009
man of man do i need to practice my hand and foot jams. that thing ate me up and spit me back out bloody and bruised... then i saw someone lead it incredibly gracefully and i saw how easy it could have been. some climbers just know their crack
jrathfon said on November 16th, 2009
awesome hands, green camalot thin hands crux.
ahab said on March 16th, 2010
one of my favorites. up there with doppler effect.
ynp1 said on October 19th, 2010
Somebody knocked out a lot of the blocks stuck in the ramp to get to the base of the crack. It is a lot looser and more dangerous now, then it was before. Still easy, but should take some time to look at what you step on and pull on.
swj said on November 21st, 2010
awesome hand jams, definitely a fun route.
campby said on October 4th, 2016
As of late Sept., there is a fairly sizeable fallen limb/tree that is hanging at the top of the cliff. Where it hangs is directly over the base of Brontosaurus. I suspect that it will eventually let loose. Just a warning.
MikeWilkinson said on April 28th, 2019
Stellar route. No tree hanging from above as previous posted mentioned.