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Browns Bay  


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Location: 48.3681, -92.5351 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: jeffengel on Oct 7, 2007
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BETA PHOTO: Main Browns bay cliff. Monocular Vision is all th...

Description 

Directly south of Emerald wall is Browns Bay. Midway down Browns bay on the east side is a crag that has the potential for about 12 routes. There has been some development there and exist a couple of good lines, including a nice 10a trad climb. There are a couple of routes listed that we toproped also.

Getting There 

If you are boating up from Crane lake, continue past Canadian customs and go through King Williams narrows. After passing through King Williams Narrows head North West down Grassy Bay. Continue down Grassy bay until the bay opens up toward the end. At that point stay south and enter Browns Bay. After getting into Browns bay, you will see a cliff on the East side in a little bay. It has an obvious 6' roof that can be seen from the lake.

Climbing Season



Weather station 11.0 miles from here

3 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',1],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


Featured Route For Browns Bay
Monocular Vision

Monocular Vision 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  MN : Crane Lake (MN/CA border) : Browns Bay
Follow the base of the wall up into the woods looking for a shallow right facing dihedral. The routes starts on some little flakes and makes its way up into the 20' dihedral....[more]   Browse More Classics in MN

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Nice boulder on the top of the browns bay wall
BETA PHOTO: Nice boulder on the top of the browns bay wall
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BETA PHOTO: More browns bay wall

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By jfischer
Oct 11, 2007
This is a great area as well. In 1998 I kayaked there with all my climbing gear and made some attempts.