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Brown Cave, The T 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c R
Dogleg Right T 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
Iron Hand T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Type: Trad, 60 ft
FA: Bill Todd and Laurent Mounoud, November 1987
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Shared By: Brian Reynolds on Apr 9, 2004
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Ah, the Brown Cave ... what can you say about the Brown Cave? It's easy to find -- even though it's a couple hundred yards up the hillside, it's easy to spot from the road. Beware, though: the cave is MUCH bigger and MUCH further away than it looks from the road. Chimney up the back of the cave past a large chockstone and continue up a wide crack to the summit. Taller folks will have a definite advantage in the initial chimney

The climb is pretty damn near unprotectable which, coupled with the extremely crumbly rock, can make this a slightly nervous experience. Still, it's an entertaining little adventure in a nice setting.

Descent is pretty straight forward -- keep heading back and the hillside will pretty much come up to meet you. Then it's a long boulder hop back to the road.


Not much. You'll probably free solo it, but I guess a short rope and a few small to medium pieces could be used if you wanted to.


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