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Brown Cloud Rocks
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Anti-viral T,TR 
Ark, The T 
Axis of Weasels T 
Baggins' Blunt Arete T,TR 
Big Dihedral T,TR 
Bolted Line S 
Brown Cloud ArÍte S,TR 
Bullet The Brown Cloud S 
Chimney T 
Crack T,TR 
Crack (2 left of Interface) T 
Crack (right of Interface) T 
Crack/Chimney T,TR 
Deck Chairs on the Titanic S,TR 
Interface aka Slab Left S,TR 
Iraqi Road T 
John Adams' Adams Apple T,TR 
Kid's Climb S,TR 
Killian's Dead T,TR 
Louise S,TR 
Louise Arete TR 
New River Gorge Homesick Blues S 
Of Sound Mind and Body T 
Old Roof Route aka Lemons, Limes, and Tangerines S,TR 
Pee Into the Wind T 
Pee on Dee S,TR 
Pee on Me T 
Protection From the Virus S,TR 
Punkin Puss & Mushmouse aka Bow of the Titanic S 
Retro-Crack T 
Right of Interface T 
Solo Route aka Life Raft TR 
Tenacious S,TR 
Thelma S,TR 
Thick Crust T 
Tiny Face T,TR 
Tiny Pillar TR 
Top Rope Face (aka Rising Passion) S,TR 
Unknown Crack T,TR 
Unknown Crack (Right of The Virus) T 
Unknown left of Left Slab T 
Unknown Route S 
Variation to The Virus T,S 
Virus, The S 
Volobee (aka Jolobee) S 
Wide Crack T,TR 
Windy Days S,TR 
Ypsilon T,TR 

Solo Route aka Life Raft 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 25'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
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Submitted By: Jay Eggleston on Feb 26, 2010

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Description 

This is a fun top rope or highball boulder problem. The face of the boulder has several horizontal seams which provide adequate but small holds. The crux is halfway up and involves throwing for the biggest horizontal edge on the face. Avoid the left arete at the top to keep the difficulty consistent.

Location 

The route climbs the boulder to the left of Punkin Puss & Mushmouse and right of Windy Days. Descend by downclimbing the chimney to the right of Windy Days which is left of the top out. Ascend this same chimney to set up a top rope.

Protection 

Two bolts on top for a top rope anchor. It might be possible to place small cams and nuts on lead but the gear does not look all that good. Probably best done on top rope.


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By Ben Cassedy
From: Denver, CO
May 4, 2010
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Actually super fun as a boulder problem, although I was happy to TR it - a little tall for my taste. Think of it as a V2 with one long move, with the only obvious downside being that the whole thing doubles as a bird bathroom. Just wash your hands when you're done.