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YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 30'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Bill Olszewski on Dec 7, 2007

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Me at the top of Brewser


Located on the south face of the pillar, start in a small corridor on good holds to the first bolt. Although not technically difficult for the grade, Brewser requires some thinking as the sequence is critical and not obvious. Higher up, the climb is more slab than edges. All in all, a good climb that never eases up too much. Rappel to descend.


On the south face, around and left from Rise and Devour.


4 bolts, chain anchor

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Debbie leading Brewser
Debbie leading Brewser
top out
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Unknown climber on a very photogenic route.
Unknown climber on a very photogenic route.

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By Locker
From: Yucca Valley, CA
Feb 23, 2008

IMHO, 5.9 is pushing it, more like 5.7. Put a "+" on it, if it makes you feel better.
By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Mar 11, 2008

I'd say it's at least an .8 but the guide gives it a .9 so there you go.
By C Miller
Jan 11, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Delicate high steps on large hollow flakes at the start transition to patina plates and then higher easy slab which steepens to finish with a committing feeling step-up move to the anchors. If you're tall enough you can clip the anchors from a good stance, if not you have to make one more move which feels off-balance.
By Nelson Day
From: Joshua Tree, CA
Apr 27, 2011

I agree - the top is a little balancy and tougher than the bottom portion.
By Chris Asencio
From: Hesperia, CA
Sep 13, 2011

Short but sweet. Plenty of good holds, but about the third bolt some larger holds seem to be coming loose.
By BAd
Mar 17, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

What Locker said. Easy for the grade, so probably a nice, solid 8. Super fun and a must do.
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