Mountain Project Logo

Routes in Thieves Area

Baptism by Fire T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Brawn Wall, The T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Emerald Dance T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Grand Larceny T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13
Rolling Rock T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sometimes a Great Notion T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Thieves in the Temple S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Tongue-in-Groove S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Two-Tone Arete S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Type: Trad, 90 ft
FA: Chick Holtcamp, Bernard Nypaver 1988
Page Views: 245 total, 4/month
Shared By: Neal Poorman on May 7, 2013
Admins: Pnelson, Ladd, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones, Shawn Heath

You & This Route

1 Opinions

Your To-Do List:

Add To-Do

Your Star Rating:

     Clear Rating

Your Difficulty Rating:

-none- Change

Your Ticks:

Add New Tick
Writing in chalk Details


Another seldom done and underrated route at Fern, The Brawn Wall climbs as nicely as it looks. Start up the shallow dihedral and pump out right to the arete clipping 3 bolts. Plug in good gear from a pumpy stance at the arete. Quickly figure out how to climb the right side of the arete, you can place a purple tcu on the face if you are feeling the burn or just make a long move up and right to the horizontals below the overhang. Good gear here then thug over the bulge to a stance. Climb the fun crack that trends up and slightly left to a two bolt anchor at the very top. This climb has good rock and offers up a variety of climbing with an awesome, technical crux.


Approaching from Fayette Station Rd. 82, A few minutes past the Popular "wild seed" sport climb you will come to a striking, beautiful white corner with 3 bolts arching up and right.


Standard rack of cams, double up the mid sizes. Bolted anchor.


- No Photos -