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The Brown Cave 

YDS: 5.2 French: 3 Ewbanks: 8 UIAA: II ZA: 8 British: D 2c R

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.2 French: 3 Ewbanks: 8 UIAA: II ZA: 8 British: D 2c [details]
FA: Bill Todd and Laurent Mounoud, November 1987
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Submitted By: Brian Reynolds on Apr 10, 2004

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Description 

Ah, the Brown Cave ... what can you say about the Brown Cave? It's easy to find -- even though it's a couple hundred yards up the hillside, it's easy to spot from the road. Beware, though: the cave is MUCH bigger and MUCH further away than it looks from the road. Chimney up the back of the cave past a large chockstone and continue up a wide crack to the summit. Taller folks will have a definite advantage in the initial chimney

The climb is pretty damn near unprotectable which, coupled with the extremely crumbly rock, can make this a slightly nervous experience. Still, it's an entertaining little adventure in a nice setting.

Descent is pretty straight forward -- keep heading back and the hillside will pretty much come up to meet you. Then it's a long boulder hop back to the road.

Protection 

Not much. You'll probably free solo it, but I guess a short rope and a few small to medium pieces could be used if you wanted to.


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