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Elevation: 5,802 ft 1,768 m
GPS: 36.11483, -115.4957
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Shared By: George Bell on Feb 26, 2004
Admins: Luke EF, Larry DeAngelo, Aaron Mc, Justin Johnsen
Warning Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. DetailsDrop down

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This east-facing brown wall sits at the upper end of Juniper Canyon. It's a bit of a grunt to hike in to but contains some excellent routes. A scrambling descent from the top is the V-shaped gully on the left (south) side of the wall, called the Gunsight. This gully separates the Brownstone Wall from the Rainbow Wall.

Getting There Suggest change

Follow the standard approach into Juniper Canyon, passing Rose Tower and Jackrabbit Buttress on your right. You should find a decent trail which heads up the drainage, the same approach as for the Rainbow Wall. Where you would turn left for the Rainbow Wall (and where the main drainage jogs left and you can see the Brownstone Wall directly above of you but still 500' higher), leave the main drainage and head right up a talus slope and then a long section of slickrock up a bowl to the base of the Brownstone Wall. It is also possible to stay in the main drainage longer (especially for Black Dagger which is the far left side of the Brownstone Wall) but this involves more bushwhacking. Total approach time is 1.5-2 hours.

Another option is to climb MysterZ (5.7) or Saddle Up (5.9) to the top of Jackrabbit and then walk left to the base of Brownstone wall.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Brownstone Wall

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5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
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Birthday Cake
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 159
Black Dagger
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 25
Cat Scratch Fever
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5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 829
Armatron
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 16
Hourglass Diversion
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 116
Sweet Thin
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5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 17
Arms Reduction
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5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 56
Requiem for a Tadpole
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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 459
The Nightcrawler
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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 45
Pro Choice
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5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
 6
Kentucky's Finest
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5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 7
Ten Minute Shift
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5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 70
Time's Up
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5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 8
Pro Life
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Birthday Cake
 30
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 6 pitches
Black Dagger
 159
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad 6 pitches
Cat Scratch Fever
 25
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 6 pitches
Armatron
 829
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad 6 pitches
Hourglass Diversion
 16
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 5 pitches
Sweet Thin
 116
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 7 pitches
Arms Reduction
 17
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Requiem for a Tadpole
 56
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 5 pitches
The Nightcrawler
 459
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 5 pitches
Pro Choice
 45
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 4 pitches
Kentucky's Finest
 6
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13 Trad
Ten Minute Shift
 7
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad 5 pitches
Time's Up
 70
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad 6 pitches
Pro Life
 8
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad 4 pitches
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