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Old Route, New Rating

Beth Rodden did the first free ascent of the first pitch on the Great Roof of Brogan Spire on October 19th, 2004.

The thin seam went at 5.14b. Done as an aid line the first pitch of this three pitch climb is rated at A3. Beth is calling the 14b "The Optimist".

Pin scars and a thin vertical edge comprise the lower section of the route.

Alan Watts worked on the line in the late '80's without success. During the fall of '94 Brooke Sandahl replaced some of the bolts along the seam and permanently removed the other half of the clustered iron on the route setting the stage for a future free ascent.

Tommy Caldwell also tried the route but was not able to link it up.

 

Brogan Spire Seam
Beth Rodden described the crux as
"the first 45 feet" of the thin seam.

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