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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: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 35'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Deb Thompson, Jon & Mary Tashkin?
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This is an obvious line just left of Volobee (aka Jolobee). It ascends a corner and has two possible finishes. A loose knob at the split point suggests that it has not been ascended. The name is in honor of David Laurienti who prematurely was sadly taken from us on Ypsilon in RMNP.

Start up with some scrambling to the base of the dihedral. Don't fill that right sidepull with a cam. Move up on to a small nook which has a fair bit of dirt that came down after cleaning above. It could use a brooming, but we forgot that in the car. Continue up to the fork in the Y where you may be able to get a yellow Alien.

Going left is more difficult and involves limited hand holds, stemming, and some balance. Once atop the block, you can reach down and clip the anchor bolts for Bullet The Brown Cloud.

Going right is less tricky, and you can get another piece in before finishing up left of the anchors of Volobee (aka Jolobee).


This is just left of Volobee (aka Jolobee).


Cams to a #3 Camalot.

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Deb on the left finish. <br /> <br />Believe or not, we got graupel minutes later.
Deb on the left finish.

Believe or not, we got gr...
The route from below.
The route from below.
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By Jay Eggleston
From: Littleton
Apr 30, 2013
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c

The rock in the upper crack near the "Y" is loose and crumbly. I went to the right at the top. The route is entertaining, but I don't recommend it unless you have done everything else in the area.