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Brown Cloud Rocks
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L to R R to L Alpha
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 

Ypsilon 

YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 35'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Deb Thompson, Jon & Mary Tashkin?
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Mar 21, 2013

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Deb climbs the easier bit.

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Description 

This is an obvious line just left of Volobee (aka Jolobee). It ascends a corner and has two possible finishes. A loose knob at the split point suggests that it has not been ascended. The name is in honor of David Laurienti who prematurely was sadly taken from us on Ypsilon in RMNP.

Start up with some scrambling to the base of the dihedral. Don't fill that right sidepull with a cam. Move up on to a small nook which has a fair bit of dirt that came down after cleaning above. It could use a brooming, but we forgot that in the car. Continue up to the fork in the Y where you may be able to get a yellow Alien.

Going left is more difficult and involves limited hand holds, stemming, and some balance. Once atop the block, you can reach down and clip the anchor bolts for Bullet The Brown Cloud.

Going right is less tricky, and you can get another piece in before finishing up left of the anchors of Volobee (aka Jolobee).

Location 

This is just left of Volobee (aka Jolobee).

Protection 

Cams to a #3 Camalot.


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Deb on the left finish. <br /> <br />Believe or not, we got graupel minutes later.
Deb on the left finish. Believe or not, we got gr...
The route from below.
The route from below.

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By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Apr 30, 2013
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

The rock in the upper crack near the "Y" is loose and crumbly. I went to the right at the top. The route is entertaining, but I don't recommend it unless you have done everything else in the area.