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The origins and name of this nice trad line are unknown; Curt and Betty Jo Merchant said it was used back in the day as a warm-up for harder climbs. The current name is a reference to the lichen and dirt that's gathered on the route after years of disuse, but with more traffic, it should clean up quite nicely.
Starting just left of a gully, climb the face with good protection on mostly juggy holds past an overhang or two to anchors at the top.
Starts near the end of the trail up from the parking lot, just left of a prominent steep gully/chimney. Rap from the anchors.
Mostly small to medium gear; nuts and tricams are useful. Newly-installed ring anchors at the top.
From: Huntsville, AL
Apr 19, 2009
John...thanks for coming out yesterday. Was a blast hanging with you and pulling. Let me know if you need a place to crash when you come back to YB.