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Southern Express 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Nathaniel & Luke, January 2008
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Submitted By: Jeff Mekolites on Jan 28, 2008
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Southern Express, 5.9, T-Wall, climbs the crack to...

Description 

This is a new line put up by Nathaniel and Luke in January 2008. Get started by pulling and stemming a scoop, standing up into a thin seam/crack with a few larger spots. Climb using the seam/crack and crimpy edges, dinking in small stuff where it will fit, to a cruxy move below a good horizontal crack. Get up on the horizontal and finish to an anchor below a BIG roof.


Location 

Look for the Indian Creek style plaque at the base of the route (big cave), which is located to the left of wide corner of Time Takes A Cigarette.


Protection 

Small wires and cams.



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By Jeff Mekolites
From: HOTlanta, GA
Jan 28, 2008

This route may get harder with traffic...there were several flakes that broke off while we were climbing it.

There is also a roof project that is being worked above this route...BIG ROOF!

By saxfiend
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From: Decatur, GA
Jan 29, 2008

Who are Nathaniel and Luke?

By Nick Stayner
From: The Magic City
Jan 29, 2008

They're the dudes that just climbed 50 pitches in a day at the T-Wall. Check the Climbing.com news on the mountain project front page.

By BHMBen
From: The Deeper South
Nov 23, 2008

Good route...can't believe this hadn't been done before.