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Brown Cloud Rocks
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Ark, The 
Axis of Weasels 
Baggins' Blunt Arete 
Big Dihedral 
Bolted Line 
Brown Cloud ArÍte 
Bullet The Brown Cloud 
Crack (2 left of Interface) 
Crack (right of Interface) 
Deck Chairs on the Titanic 
Interface aka Slab Left 
Iraqi Road 
John Adams' Adams Apple 
Kid's Climb 
Killian's Dead 
Louise Arete 
New River Gorge Homesick Blues 
Of Sound Mind and Body 
Old Roof Route aka Lemons, Limes, and Tangerines 
Pee Into the Wind 
Pee on Dee 
Pee on Me 
Protection From the Virus 
Punkin Puss & Mushmouse aka Bow of the Titanic 
Right of Interface 
Solo Route aka Life Raft 
Thick Crust 
Tiny Face 
Tiny Pillar 
Top Rope Face (aka Rising Passion) 
Unknown Crack 
Unknown Crack (Right of The Virus) 
Unknown left of Left Slab 
Unknown Route 
Variation to The Virus 
Virus, The 
Volobee (aka Jolobee) 
Wide Crack 
Windy Days 


YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V British: S 4b

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V British: S 4b [details]
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This is a short crack line that goes just right of Kid's Climb in a briefly inviting finger crack that opens wider at times. The crux may be not smashing your left toes into pokey rock on the left (ow!) and possibly trusting that top directional.

There is evidence of prior passage with a chopped purple sling at the top.

FWIW, there is no mention of this line in P. Hubbel's Front Range Crags, M. Rolofson's 1995 Boulder Sport Climber's Guide, or M. Rolofson's Golden Rock Climbs.


This is the crack line that goes just right of Kid's Climb.


A few cams, a #11 hex. We used a yellow Alien, red Alien, hex, #2 Camalot, and a #1 Camalot for a top directional. You can rappel off the anchors for Kid's Climb.

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A good view of the entire crack.
BETA PHOTO: A good view of the entire crack.
Looking down the crack from about 3/4s of the way up.
Looking down the crack from about 3/4s of the way ...
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By Jay Eggleston
From: Littleton
Jan 6, 2013

This is short but fun. I used up to a #3 Camalot but not the mentioned hexes.