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Anti-viral T,TR 
Ark, The T 
Axis of Weasels T 
Baggins' Blunt Arete T,TR 
Big Dihedral T,TR 
Bolted Line S 
Brown Cloud Arête S,TR 
Bullet The Brown Cloud S 
Chimney T 
Christmas Night T,TR 
Crack T,TR 
Crack (2 left of Interface) T 
Crack (right of Interface) T 
Crack/Chimney T,TR 
Deck Chairs on the Titanic S,TR 
Interface aka Slab Left S,TR 
Interface Arete TR 
Iraqi Road T 
John Adams' Adams Apple T,TR 
Kid's Climb S,TR 
Killian's Dead T,TR 
Louise S,TR 
Louise Arete TR 
New River Gorge Homesick Blues S 
Of Sound Mind and Body T 
Old Roof Route aka Lemons, Limes, and Tangerines S,TR 
Pee Into the Wind T 
Pee on Dee S,TR 
Pee on Me T 
Protection From the Virus S,TR 
Punkin Puss & Mushmouse aka Bow of the Titanic S 
Retro-Crack T 
Right of Interface T 
Solo Route aka Life Raft TR 
Tenacious S,TR 
Thelma S,TR 
Thick Crust T 
Tiny Face T,TR 
Tiny Pillar TR 
Top Rope Face (aka Rising Passion) S,TR 
Unknown Crack T,TR 
Unknown Crack (Right of The Virus) T 
Unknown left of Left Slab T 
Unknown Route S 
Variation to The Virus T,S 
Virus, The S 
Volobee (aka Jolobee) S 
Wide Crack T,TR 
Windy Days S,TR 
Ypsilon T,TR 

Louise Arete 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 25'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Sep 20, 2013

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BETA PHOTO: The anchor bolts.


This is the furthest right route in the Brown Cloud Rocks area. It is to the right of Thelma and Louise. The name may not be correct. I forget where I got the name. It's a route to do if you've done all or nearly all the rest.

Hike around to the back to put longer slings (48") on the 3 bolts (2 have weird hangers). Climb up and perhaps slightly left of the rope. There used to be a super fragile block, but it's gone with a light foot tap. If you stem back to the rock to the left at the crux, it'll feel noticeably easier.


This is the furthest right of the routes in the Brown Cloud section. It is on the chunk of rock to the right of Louise.


3 bolts on top (2 have weird, sub-optimal hangers).

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By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Nov 20, 2013
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

The "weird" hangers on two of the bolts are just links. If you are bothering to bolt, I don't know why you don't spend a little on real lowering/rap rings. The route is somewhat amusing if you have done everything else in the area.

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