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Branscum-Martin Route

Branscum-Martin Route

Branscum-Martin Route

Page Type: Route

Location: California, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 35.75626°N / 118.37803°W

Object Title: Branscum-Martin Route

Route Type: Trad Climbing

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Time Required: Less than two hours

Rock Difficulty: 5.8 (YDS)

Grade: I

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Page By: robojeda

Created/Edited: Feb 5, 2007 / Jan 22, 2008

Object ID: 267042

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Route Description

Branscum-Martin Route begins on the far left of the rock (brown streaks mark the rock, just left of "Piece of Cake").

Pitch 1: Face climb to a left leaning crack dyke, small cam and nut. Continue up past one bolt. Continue over a small ceiling (1-1.5" cam). 50 foot Face climb over to the slanting dihedral and belay at two bolts.

Pitch 2: Finish by heading straight up the cracks above the belay or right along the dihedral finish of "A Piece of Cake," to the large ledge above. Belay here at two rap bolts. Descend by rappel or continue to the top for a walk off.

Variation: after passing first bolt, climb up to rail six feet above bolt. Traverse right toward bolt for "Piece of Cake." Sling flake halfway and continue to bolt. Follow the obvious corner 30' to a bolt and then up to a two bolt belay at the lower left of the dihedral.


10 Trad Draws (1 double length runner)

Cams/Nuts to 1.5"


"Branscum-Martin" Finish CracksSlanting DihedralKern Slab"Branscum-Martin" Route Start