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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 Arête 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: unknown
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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

Climb the pillar just left of Pee on Dee, about 15 yards west of Deck Chairs on the Titanic. Wimps and leaders can go left around and up to the ledge, and clip the first bolt. Otherwise, start directly on the arete. Move up to the ledge above the first bolt, and then continue on the right side of the face.

Addendum: over the years, this route has gotten fairly polished.

Protection

4 bolts to a 2 hanger anchor. One of the anchors has a chain link on it. Though the route goes up the right side of the arête, you can climb around the left of the bulge for an easier way to get to the first bolt.

Addendum: you can use a blue Alien to protect before the 1st bolt.
Dan Nichols
Denver, CO
  5.10a/b
Dan Nichols   Denver, CO
  5.10a/b
Thick, greasy chalk but SO FUN. Rating is a 10b in guidebooks. Due to the gooey marshmallow chalk, I'd up the grade 13 years of Tony's 2003 soft 9.

Go in the winter, in Summer go somewhere amazing. This is a perfect winter spot if you live nearby. Nov 11, 2016
Mitchell Hall
  5.10-
Mitchell Hall  
  5.10-
Maybe 10 years ago you could call this a soft rating, but now with a 1/4 inch of chalk on all the hands and polished feet, 10- is a solid rating. I fell a couple times before getting my feet to stick. Fun route to push yourself on as the fall is clean. Sep 9, 2016
Ben Cassedy
Denver, CO
  5.9+
Ben Cassedy   Denver, CO
  5.9+
Easier and much better than This Ain't Naturita around the corner. I thought it was fun moves on good rock, so I gave it three stars. If you thought this was going to be comparable to Joshua Tree, then you shouldn't be rating routes (or typing on computers) in the first place. Apr 18, 2010
Armin Colorado
Boulder, CO
  5.10-
Armin Colorado   Boulder, CO
  5.10-
Hey if you don't like Homo Hill (as I've heard some people call it), then don't climb there. More room for me to log my pre-work pump laps. Not my top place to go if I have the entire day off, but with a short drive from my house and quick clips, it's like going to the gym, only free. Apr 18, 2010
Paul Sampson
  5.9+
Paul Sampson  
  5.9+
This route is worth doing if you're in the area. The moves won't blow you away, but they're not bad either. I also agree with Tony that the rating is pretty soft. Aug 3, 2004
Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
  5.9
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
  5.9
I avoided this area for the better part of a decade after having to belly-kick the G*$D@*! dogs that got in a fight over MY lunch on top of the rope on which my partner was attached to the other end and leading. I only saw one dog fight yesterday, but saw tons of $hit on the trails and at the base. This climb is an OK climb... better than some others in the area, not as good as others. Seriously though, I think it's one star. I didn't go home and call my friends up and tell them about this great route they had to go do.... More like they ask me about the area, and I shrug and say "that one's better than some others- at least it was over 30 feet tall. "As for the grade, of the 10 routes at Table yesterday, I found the 10s/11s to be closer to the mark for grades (the 8s-9s that I did seemed inflated). This particular route though seemed very easy at the grade and not much (any?) harder than Deck Chairs On the Titanic. Heck, Bullet the Brown CLoud spit me off and seemed hard for 5.11a. Obviously it's not the whole area, but this route particularly seemed overgraded. May 12, 2003