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Brown Cloud Rocks
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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 ArÍte S,TR 
Bullet The Brown Cloud S 
Chimney T 
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 
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 

Kid's Climb 

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

Type:  Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Ken and Marsha Trout and the kids, 1991
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Submitted By: Michael Komarnitsky on Jan 1, 2001

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This route lies at the east end of brown cloud, just as the cliffs turn the corner. Start up a crack, then move left at a ledge and follow the 3 bolts up. The face moves are committing. Have fun!


3 bolts to a 2 hanger anchor. Stick clipping the first bolt would be a good idea.

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By Brett Tischler
Jun 26, 2001

This first bolt is still missing.
By jay baichi
Jan 8, 2006
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

I thought this climb was a little harder than Deck Chairs. The climb is short but seems like solid 10.
By Tina S
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Feb 12, 2007
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

Not a warm-up 9. I thought it was a solid 10. The holds are crimpy and shallow.
By Ken Trout
From: Golden, CO
Nov 28, 2007
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Thank you, Michael, for putting this one on the Web.

We pulled the funky open hook anchor, drilled new 1/2" anchors (with hooks), and replaced the #2 spinner today. Mark Rolofson replaced the missing fourth bolt after this route was posted. A stopper can protect a direct start.
By Ben Helgeson
From: Denver
Jan 26, 2008

Clipping the third bolt is a bit tenuous, followed by some crimps to easier ground...feels like a 10-.
By Goat
From: Boulder
Jun 3, 2009
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13

This is an okay climb. You can sew up the beginning with a quick nut/stopper. Move to the right and lean out for the third bolt. 5.10 or 5.10-.
By Steve Cornelison
From: Littleton, CO
Oct 25, 2009

I'd agree on the 10-...clipping the third bolt is not simple by any means, but the 3-4 moves after clipping the 3rd bolt are the awesome and def. a 10-.

An alternate start to this route (not the crack as in the main description) can be had by climbing the face to the right of the crack, making a bit of a move further out to the right and working a nice layback in a solid crack. :)
By Jim Fox
From: Westminster, CO
Sep 2, 2014
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Mistakenly thought this was Thelma. Seemed really hard for the grade. Looked it up later on MP and realized why.

First half not too bad but gets really skinny at 3rd bolt. One good handhold and not much else.

5.10a, in my opinion
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