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I Love Brian Piccolo 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Todd Gordon, Quinn McCleod & Brian Sillasen, 9/86
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Submitted By: Chris Owen on Feb 1, 2003

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Brian Piccolo circa 1965


Located on an upper tier buttress to the right of boulder piles. A flaky looking crack that leads to a notch. It can be combined with "Other Voices".

Boulder-hop across from the top of "Other Voices" to find another steep one. Start up a thin crack (cams) to the right of a large thick undercling flake, this leads to a traverse left to the bottom of the main crack. The crack leans leftwards, a big sharp handrail (medium cam in crack) allows you to gain the crack, and good holds and exposed climbing leads to a rest on a large flake on the right. Step left from here and into the crux (small/medium cam) strenuous moves lead to a tricky finish.

Scramble off to the right.


Small to medium cams, medium cam anchor.

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By Chris Owen
From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
Feb 8, 2003

In retrospect I realise that I had more trouble using the "hand-rail" to get into the crack than I did at the crux, although Tony and Mike both breezed through that "hand-rail" section.
By M.Morley
From: Sacramento, CA
Sep 24, 2006

"Brian Piccolo (October 31, 1943 June 16, 1970) was a professional football player for the Chicago Bears for four seasons. He died at the age of 26 from embryonal cell carcinoma, which was found as a very large tumor in his chest cavity. He was the subject of the 1971 movie Brian's Song." ~Wikipedia.org
By Ryan Kelly
From: work.
Oct 29, 2007
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Awkward climbing on questionable rock. Woot!?
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