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Brown Bunny

5.13a, Sport, 100 ft, 2 pitches,  Avg: 2.3 from 4 votes
FA: Matt Samet, September 2009
Colorado > S Platte > Devil's Head > Wipeyur Buttress
Access Issue: Raptor Closures Details


In between the main buttresses is a steep slab with a large roof above. This climb is the middle climb up the slab. Climb up the slab to a set of anchors (5.11d). Set up for the roof and go for it. I have not done the second pitch. The first pitch is a worthwhile outing itself.


This is to the left of Tusk.


8 draws.

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[Hide Comment] I'm pretty sure you can get down off the top pitch with a 60m, so probably the full route (P1 + P2) is closer to 100 feet. It helps to have some long slings out and around the roof area for drag and keeping your rope off a sharp lip. I remember a fair bit of power-funk getting up and over the lip, then some scooging along an offset seam--V6 or 5.12+ range for the total sequence. The route was originally done as one pitch, then the midway anchors were added later.

FA: early September, 2009. Jul 27, 2012
J. Albers
[Hide Comment] Fun route, with delicate, open-hand side-pull climbing in the lower crux. I think that calling the lower crux 5.11 is a bit of a sandbag (I think it's probably solid at 12a...especially compared to other 12a's at DH). Oct 9, 2012
Castle Rock, CO
[Hide Comment] Brown Bunny is not currently the left-most bolt line on the slab. Brown Bunny goes up the middle of the slab (to the left of Tusk), and the intermediate anchor under the roof is visible from the ground. On my first trip to Wipeyur Buttress in June 2015, I noticed another line of bolts to the left of Brown Bunny and to the right of Turd Burglar, it is not on Mountain Project or in the Fixed Pin guidebook. This line is currently the left-most bolt line on the slab. I cannot see if there's an anchor at the top, so I'm not even sure if it is a completed route. Does anyone know anything about it? Oct 27, 2015