Type: Sport, 50 ft (15 m)
FA: Mark Williams, Porter Jarrard, 1990
Page Views: 8,847 total · 49/month
Shared By: Chris Chaney on Oct 31, 2006
Admins: Shirtless Mike, saxfiend, DrRockso, Billy Simek

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Access Issue: Access to GFNP (Roadside) REQUIRES a Daily Permit Details

Permit Required

***Climbers MUST NOT climb at GFNP without a daily permit per person in each group.*** This route is privately owned and requires a daily per-user permit obtained from the Graining Fork Nature Preserve website.
This isn't about just you getting away with climbing for a day without a permit--this is about the climbing community respecting private land to ensure continued access privileges. Don't be selfish--get a permit.


Brilliant stone, great moves and your belayer will be blocking the trail, so anyone who wanders up to the wall will be forced to watch you climb this route.

AWOL is one of the best known routes at the grade in the RRG.

This was my first 5.10 redpoint and I had been terribly intimidated by the finishing moves for a long time. It was very tricky to find my way through all the chalked up crimps while pumped silly.

But then one night I had a dream where I flowed effortlessly through the final sequence and I sent the route the next day.


When the trail reaches the main wall, AWOL is the first sport route you'll encounter.


Bolts, bolted anchors