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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, 50 ft
FA: K.Trout, R. Leitner, B. Kelligan, 1992
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Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Oct 29, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Bullet The Brown Cloud follows the arete that forms the West face of the large dihedral hosting Deck Chairs on the Titanic. Start off with a funky move to a wide ledge and the first clip. Work the face edges and the arete simultaneously to catch the second clip - this is an interesting series of moves needing some precision in the foot-work. Pull onto a big ledge from the far left side, grab a clip, one more move, and the anchors.

This is a nice problem, a little funky, but worth doing if you are up in this sector. Joe Desimone once did this by straddling the arete the entire way, which had the advantage of avoiding the two ledges. If the standard way starts to feel harder than easy 5.11, then try moving left along the angling edge. This will just about deposit you in the dihedral.

Protection

Three or 4 (now 5) draws and a rope.
Ken Cangi
Eldorado Springs, CO
  5.11d
Ken Cangi   Eldorado Springs, CO
  5.11d
Grade-inconsistency is definitely a thing at Table. Fwiw, I opted for going left to the rail, instead of staying on the arete. The latter felt contrived. I missed no holds and found this pitch solid at about 11d. Interesting boulder problem crux. Jan 28, 2015
Ed Krejcik
Broomfield, CO
  5.11b
Ed Krejcik   Broomfield, CO
  5.11b
I think this was a really fun route. I'd give it a solid 11b rating, but I'm not very good a grading. Had to hang at the crux a few times. Balance-y at the crux, holds on the arete make you to barn door right, while reaching left. Nov 8, 2014
Fred C.
Golden, CO
  5.11b
Fred C.   Golden, CO
  5.11b
Great route with some tricky moves, but definitely one of the better ones I've climbed on N. Table. Route also has 5 bolts now. May 6, 2011
Andrew Bradberry
Golden, CO
  5.11b/c
Andrew Bradberry   Golden, CO
  5.11b/c
Loved that sequence in the middle, the bolt placements made it feel very safe. Definitely one of the better routes I've climbed on Table! Mar 3, 2010
Ralph Kolva
Evergreen, CO
 
Ralph Kolva   Evergreen, CO
 
I believe this climb has 4 bolts now. Jul 26, 2009
GabeO
New Haven, CT
5.11+
GabeO   New Haven, CT
5.11+
I'm with Ken! ^^^ Felt like solid ll+ to me. May 3, 2009
Ken Trout
Golden, CO
  5.11+
Ken Trout   Golden, CO
  5.11+
Very nice to see all the comments. Thanx!

We'll get hooks on this too. Several years ago while replacing a chopped Deck Chairs, I also replaced most of Brown Cloud's 3/8" bolts with 1/2", but the anchor needs new bolts still.

It seems just a bit harder than Wide Country which is also short and sweet at the crux. Dec 23, 2007
Jason Haas  
 
One of my favorite routes at Table Mountain, unique climbing for this area Mar 7, 2006
Erik L Ahrn_
  5.11a
Erik L Ahrn_  
  5.11a
Short but sweet, try it! Feb 23, 2004
M. Morley
Sacramento, CA
  5.11b
M. Morley   Sacramento, CA  
  5.11b
One of the better routes I've done at N. Table and definitely challenging for the grade. Sequential, balancy moves and tricky footwork through the crux if you're sticking to the arete. Dec 7, 2003
Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
  5.11b
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
  5.11b
I missed the footholds and one handhold around the right hand side of the arete and got spit off of this my first two lead attempts- felt hard at the 5.11a grade, mostly due to slipperiness, but probably also due to my own ineptitude. Keep an eye to the right if you go for this one. May 12, 2003
This is the best route name on the Front Range. Jan 9, 2003