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This east-facing brown wall sits at the upper end of Juniper Canyon. It's a bit of a grunt to hike in to but contains some excellent routes. A scrambling descent from the top is the V-shaped gully on the left (south) side of the wall, called the Gunsight. This gully separates the Brownstone Wall from the Rainbow Wall.
Follow the standard approach into Juniper Canyon, passing Rose Tower and Jackrabbit Buttress on your right. You should find a decent trail which heads up the drainage, the same approach as for the Rainbow Wall. Where you would turn left for the Rainbow Wall (and where the main drainage jogs left and you can see the Brownstone Wall directly above of you but still 500' higher), leave the main drainage and head right up a talus slope and then a long section of slickrock up a bowl to the base of the Brownstone Wall. It is also possible to stay in the main drainage longer (especially for Black Dagger which is the far left side of the Brownstone Wall) but this involves more bushwhacking. Total approach time is 1.5-2 hours.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Brownstone Wall:
Peanut Brittle 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b R Trad, 7 pitches, 800'
Black Dagger 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b PG13 Trad, 6 pitches, 800'
Cat Scratch Fever 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 6 pitches, 700'
Armatron 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 4 pitches, 500'
Sweet Thin 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, Sport, 7 pitches, 730'
Hourglass Diversion 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 5 pitches, 650'
Three Choclateers 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a PG13 Trad, 5 pitches, 700'
Requiem for a Tadpole 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, 5 pitches, 750'
Arms Reduction 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, 2 pitches, 400'
J + J Swerve 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 190'
Sand Castle 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b Trad, 2 pitches, 410'
The Nightcrawler 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, Sport, 5 pitches, 550'
Pro Choice 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad, 4 pitches, 500'
Ten Minute Shift 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad, Sport, 5 pitches, 350'
Time's Up 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a Trad, 6 pitches, 500'
Pro Life 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Trad, 4 pitches, 400'
Featured Route For Brownstone Wall
Armatron 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a NV : Red Rock : ... : Brownstone Wall
Armatron is excellent. Pitch three will become a red rocks super-classic when the word gets out. The others are merely fun climbing on good rock.P1: Mosey up and left past 5 bolts before traversing left on plates to a belay station in the scoop visible from the ground (below a crack). ~95', 5.8ish.P2: Climb the finger crack up and step right to the second crack when convenient (25 or 30'). Go up this crack until the angle slacks off into a sandy slab to the bottom of a large left-facing corner. ...[more] Browse More Classics in NV
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