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A Brief History of Climb 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA:  Blake Bowling
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Submitted By: russellHOBART on Mar 20, 2008

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High up on "A Brief History of Climb".

Description 

fantastic that goes from easy run-out, to crimpy, to over hanging plates.

Location 

Climb furthest to climber's right

Protection 

9 bolts and anchors


Photos of A Brief History of Climb Slideshow Add Photo
Right before the best part!
Right before the best part!
Ben near the top of Brief History of Climb, 5.10c ...
Ben near the top of Brief History of Climb, 5.10c ...
Climbing "A brief history of climb" 5.10...
Climbing "A brief history of climb" 5.10...
The biggest holds I've ever touched.
The biggest holds I've ever touched.
Dave taking advantage of the nice ledge rest right...
Dave taking advantage of the nice ledge rest right...
Matt Spelman on A Brief History of Climb. Photo by...
Matt Spelman on A Brief History of Climb. Photo by...
Smooth sailin'
Smooth sailin'
Looking down from the anchors. First route at the ...
Looking down from the anchors. First route at the ...
Scott escapes the crux down low.
Scott escapes the crux down low.
Shantan on the lower section of Brief History.  Oc...
Shantan on the lower section of Brief History. Oc...
BHofC
BHofC
The plated face
The plated face
Resting on "A brief history of climb"
Resting on "A brief history of climb"

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By esha
Oct 11, 2010

If the rock were a bit more solid this route would easily be 4 stars. All the same, it is a lot of fun! Cool crux move and overhanging plate hauling. When you see it, you will want to climb it!
By Gif Zafred
From: Pittsburgh, PA
Apr 28, 2011

Looks good and climbs better! The upper half is tons of fun on the overhanging plates. Really great route and a must do at the Gallery.
By S. Neoh
Oct 17, 2011
rating: 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Impressively overhung for the grade. Some of the plates feel like time-bombs to me but then again, maybe not. Not as good or as hard as Breakfast Burrito.
By Isaac Levin
From: Clemson, SC
Mar 22, 2012

Such a fun climb! Take a relaxing rest on the awesome ledge halfway up before getting to the jug haul. Cleaning it is tough, just like any overhanging climb.
By Ryan McCorvey
Mar 7, 2013

One of the best 10's I've ever done! Tall, overhung, jughaul. Super fun
By TylerC
Apr 21, 2014

The Red River Gorge guidebook has this listed as a 5.10b (I would agree).
Crux is early into the route, near second bolt- a right hand undercling on a small flake to a left hand dead-point crimp. Holds get bigger as route progresses with a great resting point on a standing ledge half way up the route, before the overhanging section. Route continues up arete and becomes progressively overhanging with progressively bigger holds, to a great two hand jug at the chains for easy clipping.
By James Willis
From: Evanston, IL
Sep 13, 2014

This route isn't run out.
By jjjjjjjjjj
Jun 18, 2015

Just to the left of Brief History there is a new route that was put up as of March 2015. It has some nicely placed glue-ins and solid anchors. My friends and I decided to try it because there were too many people waiting to get on Brief History (typical). This route was absolutely fantastic. We all agreed it was a instant classic, at around 5.10c/d. There was a nice slab section, a nice overhang section, a cool vertical flake, and at the top there were some plates spread out enough for a dyno. The whole thing looks similar to Brief History of Climb and is totally worth trying if you're stuck waiting for 27 years of climbing or BHoC.
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