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The Brown Wall

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Brown 25 T 
Brown Trousers (aka Mr. Hankey) T 
Brownian Motion (aka Brown and Serve) T 
Brownies in Motion (AKA Brownian Motion) T 
Captain Kronos T 
James Brown T 
Jerry Brown T 
Sgt. Saturn T 

The Brown Wall  

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BETA PHOTO: The Brown Wall from a crow's viewpoint


Home to a set of stiff routes, a good half day could be spent here for the 5.10 leader.

Getting There 

Quite a hoof for Real Hidden Valley (at least 5 minutes!), The Brown Wall is located on the north end of RHV. Leave the trail as it begins to curve back towards Thin Wall (or turn right as the trail turns right to Sports Challenge), walk north a bit and then up the talus to the base.

Climbing Season

Weather station 10.3 miles from here

8 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Brown Wall:
Captain Kronos   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Brownies in Motion (AKA Brownian Motion)   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Jerry Brown   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
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By Steve "Crusher" Bartlett
Aug 20, 2008
Great to see this fine hunk of rock get some attention. Just discovered my old notes about these routes. Around New Years 1984/1985, Canadian climber Louis Babin and I climbed just about every line we could winkle out of this wall. From left to right Louis Babin free soloed the large corner, which he called Albino Corner, after the pale rock. Not sure if this is Sgt Saturn, but I'm not sure where Sgt Saturn could fit otherwise. It was a pretty major corner. Went at around moderate 5.10. To the right, on the line of Brown and Serve, is, I believe, the real line of Brownian Motion. Just right again Louis Babin and I climbed a line we called Hash Brownies, at 5.10a. We got beat to the next one; The Big Brown, another Louis Babin solo, appears to follow the line of Captain Kronos. The line marked as "Brownian Motion" here, and in the Vogel book, now I look at it a bit more closely, appears to be the line of a route I climbed with Steve Untch, called Brownies in Motion. Confused yet? Umm, sorry.....the topo might help. Lastly, the exact line of Mr Hankey was led and given the name Brown Trousers, appropriately enough perhaps.
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