El Braveth

Type: 
Rock
Description: 
Six pitches, mixed protection, crux on fourth pitch. Attempted by various people between 1991 and 2009. The name is an acronym of the first letters of the last names of all involved in various stages of the first ascent.
Reference: 
8
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
11940m1Yes
 

Start at the bottom of the largest snow patch. Up to bolt on slab then right into corner that leads up and right to triple bolt belay on ledge.

22325m2Yes
 

Step back into the corner and up to the overlap that forms a continuation of the great roof line. Crank over with a bolt and traverse up right past another bolt and some gear to a double glue-in bolt belay on ledge.

32325m5Yes
 

Step back left into the corner and up to bolts that lead up a slab rightwards. Pull the small overhang on jugs to double bolt belay.

42320m8No
 

Climb the dyke feature, angling up and right.

52010m2Yes
 

Straight up past two bolts. The trick is to get standing on top of the flake above the last bolt, then you can climb straight up to belay.

61740mYes
 

Traverse 4m left to corner and up to the top of the pillar. Run out and a bit grassy. Single ring anchor.

Grade: 
19 ,23 ,23 ,23 ,20 ,17
Quality: 
3
Gone: 
0
Length: 
160m
Bolts: 
18
Natural pro: 
1
Ascent: 
Sarah Adcock, Kester Brown, February 2009
Paul Rogers, Steve Eastwood, Kane Henderson
Richard Thomson, Dave Vass
Route Image: 
UUID: 
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