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Routes in Brown Cloud Rocks

Anti-viral T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Ark, The T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Axis of Weasels T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Baggins' Blunt Arete T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Big Dihedral T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Bolted Line S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Brown Cloud ArĂȘte S,TR 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Bullet The Brown Cloud S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Chimney T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Christmas Night T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Crack T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Crack (2 left of Interface) T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Crack (right of Interface) T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Crack/Chimney T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Deck Chairs on the Titanic S,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Interface Arete TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Interface aka Slab Left S,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Iraqi Road T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
John Adams' Adams Apple T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Kid's Climb S,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Killian's Dead T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Louise S,TR 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Louise Arete TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
New River Gorge Homesick Blues S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Of Sound Mind and Body T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13
Old Roof Route aka Lemons, Limes, and Tangerines S,TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Pee Into the Wind T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Pee on Dee S,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Pee on Me T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Protection From the Virus S,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Punkin Puss & Mushmouse aka Bow of the Titanic S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Retro-Crack T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Right of Interface T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Solo Route aka Life Raft TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Tenacious S,TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Thelma S,TR 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Thick Crust T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Tiny Face T,TR 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Tiny Pillar TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Top Rope Face (aka Rising Passion) S,TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Unknown Crack T,TR 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Unknown Crack (Right of The Virus) T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Unknown Route S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Unknown left of Left Slab T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Variation to The Virus T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Virus, The S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Volobee (aka Jolobee) S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Wide Crack T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Windy Days S,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Ypsilon T,TR 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Type: Sport, TR, 50 ft
FA: Ken and Marsha Trout and the kids, 1991
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Shared By: Michael Komarnitsky on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This route lies at the east end of brown cloud, just as the cliffs turn the corner. Start up a crack, then move left at a ledge and follow the 3 bolts up. The face moves are committing. Have fun!

Protection

3 bolts to a 2 hanger anchor. Stick clipping the first bolt would be a good idea.

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Jay Beans
  5.10a/b
Jay Beans  
  5.10a/b
Some great movement on this one! The anchor bolt to the climber's left is in need of replacement. Nov 24, 2016
Taketaketaketaketake ....take
Colorado Springs
 
Taketaketaketaketake ....take   Colorado Springs
 
Agree with 10- or at the very least 9+, given that the ratings at the cliffs felt kind of stiff to me. This route would be much easier if you didn't have to clip during the crux moves, IMO. Didn't have any trouble clipping the first bolt by going left at the start. Mar 11, 2016
Nick Leuck
Evergreen, CO
  5.10a
Nick Leuck   Evergreen, CO
  5.10a
I'm in the same boat with Jim F. I think I must've read the guidebook wrong, and I spent a lot of time frustrated that I couldn't send this cleanly after a few tries. Apparently it was not Thelma. Feeling better after confirming with MP pictures. Agree with the 5.10a consensus. Jul 13, 2015
Garrett C
SL,UT
  5.10a
Garrett C   SL,UT
  5.10a
Definitely a stout 9. Recommend 10a. The crux is at 3rd bolt and after. Apr 12, 2015
Jim Fox
Westminster, CO
  5.10a
Jim Fox   Westminster, CO
  5.10a
Mistakenly thought this was Thelma. Seemed really hard for the grade. Looked it up later on MP and realized why.

First half not too bad but gets really skinny at 3rd bolt. One good handhold and not much else.

5.10a, in my opinion Sep 2, 2014
Steve Cornelison
Littleton, CO
Steve Cornelison   Littleton, CO
I'd agree on the 10-...clipping the third bolt is not simple by any means, but the 3-4 moves after clipping the 3rd bolt are the awesome and def. a 10-.

An alternate start to this route (not the crack as in the main description) can be had by climbing the face to the right of the crack, making a bit of a move further out to the right and working a nice layback in a solid crack. :) Oct 25, 2009
Evan Deis
  5.10a PG13
Evan Deis  
  5.10a PG13
This is an okay climb. You can sew up the beginning with a quick nut/stopper. Move to the right and lean out for the third bolt. 5.10 or 5.10-. Jun 3, 2009
Ben Helgeson
Denver
 
Ben Helgeson   Denver
 
Clipping the third bolt is a bit tenuous, followed by some crimps to easier ground...feels like a 10-. Jan 26, 2008
Ken Trout
Golden, CO
  5.10-
Ken Trout   Golden, CO
  5.10-
Thank you, Michael, for putting this one on the Web.

We pulled the funky open hook anchor, drilled new 1/2" anchors (with hooks), and replaced the #2 spinner today. Mark Rolofson replaced the missing fourth bolt after this route was posted. A stopper can protect a direct start. Nov 28, 2007
Tina S
Colorado Springs, CO
5.10a/b
Tina S   Colorado Springs, CO
5.10a/b
Not a warm-up 9. I thought it was a solid 10. The holds are crimpy and shallow. Feb 12, 2007
jay baichi
  5.10a
jay baichi  
  5.10a
I thought this climb was a little harder than Deck Chairs. The climb is short but seems like solid 10. Jan 8, 2006
This first bolt is still missing. Jun 26, 2001