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Bullet The Brown Cloud S 
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Ypsilon T,TR 

Bullet The Brown Cloud 

YDS: 5.11a/b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b/c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: K.Trout, R. Leitner, B. Kelligan, 1992
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Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Oct 30, 2001

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Stemming 3/4 the way up the route.

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Description 

Bullet The Brown Cloud follows the arete that forms the West face of the large dihedral hosting Deck Chairs on the Titanic. Start off with a funky move to a wide ledge and the first clip. Work the face edges and the arete simultaneously to catch the second clip - this is an interesting series of moves needing some precision in the foot-work. Pull onto a big ledge from the far left side, grab a clip, one more move, and the anchors.

This is a nice problem, a little funky, but worth doing if you are up in this sector. Joe Desimone once did this by straddling the arete the entire way, which had the advantage of avoiding the two ledges. If the standard way starts to feel harder than easy 5.11, then try moving left along the angling edge. This will just about deposit you in the dihedral.

Protection 

Three or 4 (now 5) draws and a rope.


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Steve Mestas launches the opening.
Steve Mestas launches the opening.
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Bullet the Brown Cloud
BETA PHOTO: Bullet the Brown Cloud
Steve at the final move.
Steve at the final move.
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BETA PHOTO: Bullet the Brown Cloud.
Midway on the route, working the arete with the right and crimping the face with the left.
Midway on the route, working the arete with the ri...
Deaun on Bullet the Brown Cloud.
Deaun on Bullet the Brown Cloud.

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By Tom Fyffe
Jan 9, 2003

This is the best route name on the Front Range.
By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
May 12, 2003
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

I missed the footholds and one handhold around the right hand side of the arete and got spit off of this my first two lead attempts- felt hard at the 5.11a grade, mostly due to slipperiness, but probably also due to my own ineptitude. Keep an eye to the right if you go for this one.
By M.Morley
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From: Sacramento, CA
Dec 7, 2003
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

One of the better routes I've done at N. Table and definitely challenging for the grade. Sequential, balancy moves and tricky footwork through the crux if you're sticking to the arete.
By Erik L Ahrn_
Feb 23, 2004
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Short but sweet, try it!
By Jason Haas
From: Broomfield, CO
Mar 7, 2006

One of my favorite routes at Table Mountain, unique climbing for this area
By Ken Trout
From: Golden, CO
Dec 23, 2007
rating: 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a

Very nice to see all the comments. Thanx!

We'll get hooks on this too. Several years ago while replacing a chopped Deck Chairs, I also replaced most of Brown Cloud's 3/8" bolts with 1/2", but the anchor needs new bolts still.

It seems just a bit harder than Wide Country which is also short and sweet at the crux.
By GabeO
From: Denver, CO
May 3, 2009
rating: 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a

I'm with Ken! ^^^ Felt like solid ll+ to me.
By Ralph Kolva
From: Evergreen, CO
Jul 26, 2009

I believe this climb has 4 bolts now.
By Andrew Bradberry
From: Golden, CO
Mar 3, 2010
rating: 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a

Loved that sequence in the middle, the bolt placements made it feel very safe. Definitely one of the better routes I've climbed on Table!
By Fred C.
From: Golden, CO
May 6, 2011
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Great route with some tricky moves, but definitely one of the better ones I've climbed on N. Table. Route also has 5 bolts now.