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Braille Book*** 5.8

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[Braille Book (5.8) Pitch 1, 3 kb]200m, 6 pitches. Tough for the grade, especially for those new to wide cracks. The route starts in an open corner 2/3 of the way up Spire Gully and to the left of a deep dark chasm. The opening pitch gives the route its name, but also includes bridging, chimneys and cracks. Its got it all!
Jim Bridwell, Chris Fredericks, Brian Berry, Joe Faint 1966

Photo: Braille Book (5.8) Pitch 1 © Andy Fielding
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 28 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Simon Davis - 16/Sep/13 with Tim P

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Sep/13

Jim lead 1, 3 & 5. I lead 2, 4 & 6.
Andy Fielding - AltLd - 19/May/13 with Claire Poppett, Jim Gaffney

Wow top route, much harder than grade suggests if you aren't used to wide cracks (think elder crack in granite 150m)
Simonfarfaraway - AltLd - 2013 with Steve Hastings

Led all pitches, good route
tommytuffa - Lead O/S - 13/May/12 with Adriane

P 1, 3, 5
stuart34 - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/11 with rob dyer

3 pitches of grim chimneying and 3 pitches of fun face and crack climbing
Rob84 - AltLd dog - Jun/11 with Stu Inchley

tuukka - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/10 with Maija

Bern - AltLd O/S - Sep/10 with Richard White

Geraldine Roso - AltLd - 17/Aug/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/May/10

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 30/May/10

Great route. The chimneys were hard.
HIGHTOWER - AltLd O/S - 22/Oct/09 with Liz

liz-264 - AltLd - 22/Oct/09 with Hightower

Julesthe1st - AltLd O/S - 06/Oct/09 with Andy Steiner

al99 - AltLd O/S - 21/May/09 with Alex Malins

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/May/09

Dr Toph - AltLd O/S - May/09 with Giovanni

Toby Dunn - AltLd - Sep/07 with Anna

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/06

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Sep/04

Ben1983 - AltLd O/S - Sep/04

awhitta1 - AltLd O/S - May/03

Hidden - AltLd - 2002

agtoni - 2nd - Aug/99 with Steve S

dan gibson - AltLd O/S - Sep/98 with helen gibson

tricky!!!
WB - AltLd O/S - Jul/97 with Nicola

CMacD - 1995

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
misterb, Zumoid, jonnybull

Voting
Total votes cast 13
hard 5.90 of 6
5.90 of 6
easy 5.90 of 6
hard 5.85 of 6
5.81 of 6
easy 5.80 of 6
hard 5.70 of 6
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easy 5.70 of 6
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Style of ascent

Lead3 of 28 (10.7%)
Followed1 of 28 (3.6%)
Alt Leads22 of 28 (78.6%)
Unknown2 of 28 (7.1%)

'Climbed'11 of 28 (39.3%)
clean O/S15 of 28 (53.6%)
dogged1 of 28 (3.6%)
dnf1 of 28 (3.6%)