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A beautiful boulder with one of the best problems for the grade the Midwest has to offer. Worth the hike. Nice, relaxing vibe.

Getting There 

The main trial of the Holies, when followed long enough, will basically lead you to this problem, as it is the last boulder that is located on this trail. From the Mollusk, follow it to Illuminati and walk past the problems here, continuing on the main, best-defined trial. Walk past a creek and after a bit of walking there should be some very tall boulders directly on your right and two big slabs down and left indicating you are at the Jump for Jesus area. Continue on the main trail past these slabs for about 3 minutes until you see a large boulder on your left, with the faces viewable from the trail likely covered in moss. The trail will then take your left and down a short but steep hill, depositing you in front of Brown Recluse.

Climbing Season

For the The Holy Boulders area.

Weather station 6.1 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Brown Recluse Boulder

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Brown Recluse Boulder:
Brown Recluse   V9 7C     Boulder, 18'   
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Brown Recluse V9 7C  Illinois : The Holy Boulders : Brown Recluse Boulder
From a sit-start just left of the middle of the face on a right hand sloper hueco, and a left hand juggy hueco, climb left and then upwards on cool sloping jugs. Move out right for first crux move before finally heading straight up and left on fingery holds to the scary and difficult topout....[more]   Browse More Classics in Illinois

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