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Anchor Rode T 
Another Alternative T 
Autumn Speaks T,S 
Banana Breath T 
Between The Ways S 
Block Route T 
Blood On The Tracks T 
Bombay Groove aka Yankee Go Home S 
Captain Crunch T 
Closer to the Heart T 
Crystal Lizard T 
Direct Start to Arch T 
Dirty Crack T 
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Entrance Crack T 
Face Value T,S 
Fantastic T,S 
Father Knows Best T 
Fleet Feet T 
Fuddy Mucker/Deception Crack - 5.9 T 
Grand Funk Railroad T 
Great Arch, The T 
Great Brown Way T,S 
Great White Way T 
Impossible Dream T 
Mcgrady's route T 
Mercury's Lead T,S 
No Alternative T 
P.F. Flyers T 
Pandora's Way T 
Peer Pressure T 
Pulpit, The T 
Purple Daze T,S 
Purring, The T 
Rainy Day Women T 
Rice Krispies T 
Scimitar S 
Sermon, The T 
Storm in a Teacup S 
Strawberry Preserves T,S 
Taken For Granite T 
Toilet Bowl T,S 
U Slot T 
Wahoo Start T 
White Way Direct T 
Yardarm T 
Zoo Love T 
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Bombay Groove aka Yankee Go Home 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a PG13

Type:  Sport, 2 pitches, 280', Grade II
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Chris Rowins, Chris Kulczycki 1978
Season: Winter is best, Spring, Fall
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Submitted By: GWB on Jun 20, 2012

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BETA PHOTO: Looking up the route once on the arete. Just keep ...


Take a look at the huge right facing arch that dominates Stone Mountain. Instead of climbing the crack at the base of this arch follow the top of the arch arete starting at the far left side of the tree ledge.

beginning left of the Great Arch, head up to the bolt on Great Brown Way. If you aren't looking for real excitement on the Brown Way, make a few moves to the right (crux) stretching to reach the arete above the Great Arch. Once your right hand is firmly slapping the arete, cruise up to the bolted belay just out left. Be careful not to slip off before getting to the belay, a fall would likely land you at the base of the Great Arch.

Pitch 2 has you move back right to the arete then head upwards until you can make your way into a groove. Head up the groove and stretch your rope towards the trees.


Atop the tree ledge, look at the Great Arch... then look at the obvious line above the Arch. Climb this arete.


Ha! this is Stone, maybe a bolt or two each pitch.

Photos of Bombay Groove aka Yankee Go Home Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up to the 1st belay.
Looking up to the 1st belay.
Rock Climbing Photo: Slapping the arete.
Slapping the arete.
Rock Climbing Photo: Keith getting into the groove on the second pitch.
Keith getting into the groove on the second pitch.
Rock Climbing Photo: My Wife having fun on Bombay Groove
My Wife having fun on Bombay Groove

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By Emil Briggs
Jan 2, 2014
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13

The protection description for this climb is not quite right. You can use small to medium cams and/or nuts to protect the moves getting to the bolt on Great Brown Way. While not the technical crux of the route most people would probably want some pro for these moves.
By Jon Clark
From: Philadelphia, PA
Mar 3, 2015
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R

Classifying this climb as a sport route with a PG 13 protection rating is rather amusing.

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