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Aloha (Bircham's Other) 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Sport, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Jesse Morehouse on Jun 22, 2008

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Description 

A unique and fun diehedral-like climb with a fun roof finish. Lots of bolts and a good lead for a budding leader or as a warmup for the routes nearby.


Location 

The diehedral to the right of Bircham's Beach.


Protection 

Draws



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By Keegan Dimmick
From: Winchester, VA
Nov 21, 2008
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a

I believe the correct name for this climb is Aloha. Burcham's Other is the name from the Horst guide.

By Kenny P
From: Woodland Park
Aug 2, 2013

It is named Burcham's other... after the FA John Burcham- good friend and climbing partner of mine.

By Ronin
From: Petersburg, WV
Sep 6, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

Actually, Kenny, that jerk Mike Gray bolted an old Angie McGinnis project and in fact did the first ascent of this route (which is NOT called "Burcham's Other", as it is named in that pile of Horstshite, but is in fact "Aloha").

This is the route to the right of Burcham's Beach, which was not FA'ed by Mister Burcham but was actually put up by Begoon and Artz and company. The name refers to the fact that Burcham always claimed to be going to the beach when he was, in fact, coming to Franklin to put up new lines.

By Kenny P
From: Woodland Park
Sep 7, 2013

I defer to you Mike! If anyone would know the history of this area... I believe you are the man!

Good to hear from you too! It has indeed been a very long time.