Millbrook - Lessons in History P1 beta

Posted by: michalp

Millbrook - Lessons in History P1 beta - 05/20/14 03:12 PM

We tried Lessons in History last weekend... I absolutely could not figure out the (#4BD protected...) move on the first pitch, basically right off the ledge where the kink on red line is (yellow rock roof) on route number 9 on http://www.thewhitecliff.com/topos/images/history/historylg.jpg

Has anyone tried that and has any beta?
Thanks!
Michal
Posted by: cfrac

Re: Millbrook - Lessons in History P1 beta - 05/20/14 10:54 PM

Hi Michal, Did you get your hands over the lip? If so you can tuck your left hip against the corner to reach higher holds. Just a heads up, the 3rd pitch crux is a world harder than that first roof.
Posted by: michalp

Re: Millbrook - Lessons in History P1 beta - 05/21/14 11:21 AM

Hmmm... thanks! I vividly remember some sloping moss on the high right smile That must be some high reach or some hold is gone - I believe I spent 1h hanging around that spot even trying aiding it through in the end.... Michal
Posted by: ShakesALot

Re: Millbrook - Lessons in History P1 beta - 06/06/14 09:16 PM



Is there a pitch-by-pitch description of Lessons available? The picture/topo is great but it doesn\'t show belays, grades, or pitch-length(as far as I can tell)

Any particular gear beta, anything bigger than #2 C4 needed?

TIA
Posted by: cfrac

Re: Millbrook - Lessons in History P1 beta - 06/08/14 01:25 AM

Leaving out the belays and the descriptions was intentional. Millbrook is largely about the adventure and some of us feel that knowing the script takes away from the story. I can say the line on the topo is spot on.
I think Millbrook is great, but if you are having doubts I would do some other 10\'s that have options for retreat. Lesson\'s is involved.
Posted by: ShakesALot

Re: Millbrook - Lessons in History P1 beta - 06/08/14 02:05 PM


Ha, thanks cfrac, I\'m not having doubts, will let you know if I have regrets smile