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Brown 25 T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
Brown Trousers (aka Mr. Hankey) T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
Brownian Motion (aka Brown and Serve) T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Brownies in Motion (aka Brownian Motion) T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Captain Kronos T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
If It's Brown, Flush It T,TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R
James Brown T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c X
Jerry Brown T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Sgt. Saturn T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Elevation: 4,222 ft
GPS: 34.017, -116.172 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Murf on Jan 27, 2003
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

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.

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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. Aug 20, 2008

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