Shine Your Helmet
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Routes in Brown's Ridge (aka "Whiteface")
|Browns Corner T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Edge, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13|
|Harvest Moon T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Honeymoon S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Night Moves T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|O-Town Browns T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Polish the Monkey (mid-cliff START) T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Seven Dwarfs, The S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13|
|Shine Your Helmet T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b A1|
|Somebody's Got to Do It T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Type:||Trad, Aid, 250 ft, 4 pitches|
|FA:||Jim Graham & John Marshall July 1985|
|Page Views:||163 total, 29/month|
|Shared By:||Robert Hall on Jun 26, 2017|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall|
DescriptionThe "bolt ladder" goes free at about 5.10 (FFA Brad White ?)
The first ascentionists did the route as a 2 pitch route, combining what is given as P1 and P2 here, and then taking a line more to the right on the upper slab.
START- At the Right-facing corner/crack system about 15 ft right of the well-scrubbed climb "The Edge"
P1 - Climb the corner/crack system to the double bolt anchor. 50-60 ft 5.6 If you're not happy soloing 5.6 jam (or layback) cracks take along one or two size 4 Camalot(s).
P2 - Make free moves to the bolt ladder (now 3/8 inch SS) and up this to a dbl bolt anchor. 50+/- ft 5.7 A-1 or 5.10.
P3 - The FA seems to have gone more right to finish the climb, but the obvious line is to climb up the slab, trending sligtly left and passing two 3/8 inch SS bolts, to the P2 belay of The Edge. 110-115 ft 5.3-5.4
P4 - Either up P3 of The Edge (80 ft 5.5 - 5.6) or up right to finish more in the area of the FA.
Descent - Rap The Edge with a single 70m rope, or a 60m with tag line for the middle rap.