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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 C1
Somebody's Got to Do It T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Type: Trad, 50 ft
FA: Jim Graham & Arnold Jautaikis
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Shared By: Robert Hall on Jun 26, 2017
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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This climb starts where "Somebody's Got to Do It" ends.
History - According to Webster, (2nd Ed.) the FA was made with one bolt just above the flake and stepped "right into a small depression" and then made "hard moves back left on a faint dike to the last bolt of [Helmet's] bolt ladder."

Presently above the flake there are 3 closely spaced bolts that lead directly up, sort of parallel to Helmet's bolt ladder and 15-20 ft right of it. Above these there's a 4th bolt (and 5th?, I don't remember) that lead to an independent 2 bolt anchor. I suspect these upper 3-5 bolts are an extension of the climb whose lower section that climbs the bolted Left-facing corner between "Helmut" and "Polish". The description below follows that in WQebster's 2nd Ed, although I suspect most climbers will follow the 3 bolts up straight. (about 5.9+ - 5.10a ?)

P1 - From the Shine Your Helmet's P1 anchor [or top of "Somebody's Got To Do It"] , move right to an obvious flake; up this to the small horizontal at its top. (Beware the blueberries on the right, they may not be supported by rock!) Step right to the depression (now with some lichen) and then up and left "on a faint dike" [Webster] back to the top of the bolt ladder of "Helmet". 5.9 - 5.9+


draws, maybe a 0.5 or 0.75 Camalot for the crack in the flake


This route is a variation to the bolt ladder on Shine You Helmet and has about 10' of independent climbing. Climb Somebody’s Got To Do It to the stance on the anchor ledge. Climb the flake on the right to a bolt. Follow the small dyke back left to the last bolt on the ladder. Finish up Shine Your Helmet to the bolted ring anchor. Sep 30, 2017

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