Elevation: 5,802 ft
GPS: 36.115, -115.496 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 123,873 total · 621/month
Shared By: George Bell on Feb 26, 2004
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen
Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. Details

Description

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

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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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
 3
Peanut Brittle
Trad 7 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 125
Black Dagger
Trad 6 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 20
Cat Scratch Fever
Trad 6 pitches
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 417
Armatron
Trad 6 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 14
Hourglass Diversion
Trad 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 66
Sweet Thin
Trad 7 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 8
Arms Reduction
Trad 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 27
Requiem for a Tadpole
Trad 5 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
 3
Three Choclateers
Trad 5 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 299
The Nightcrawler
Trad, Sport 5 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 28
Pro Choice
Trad 4 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
 5
Kentucky's Finest
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5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 5
Ten Minute Shift
Trad, Sport 5 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 41
Time's Up
Trad 6 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 5
Pro Life
Trad 4 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Peanut Brittle
 3
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad 7 pitches
Black Dagger
 125
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad 6 pitches
Cat Scratch Fever
 20
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 6 pitches
Armatron
 417
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad 6 pitches
Hourglass Diversion
 14
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 5 pitches
Sweet Thin
 66
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 7 pitches
Arms Reduction
 8
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Requiem for a Tadpole
 27
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 5 pitches
Three Choclateers
 3
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 Trad 5 pitches
The Nightcrawler
 299
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, Sport 5 pitches
Pro Choice
 28
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 4 pitches
Kentucky's Finest
 5
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13 Trad
Ten Minute Shift
 5
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad, Sport 5 pitches
Time's Up
 41
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad 6 pitches
Pro Life
 5
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad 4 pitches
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