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Routes in Holiday Block

Gravy Train T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Chimney Approach T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Cinco de Mayo T 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Cruise This S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Fat Tuesday T,TR 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a X
Launchitude T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Mark's Menace T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
My Dog Has Fleas S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Never Believe S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Oyster S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Pigs in Zen (Tuesday's Gone) S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Plush S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Pump Handles T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Rabies S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Sandrewf T 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b PG13
Tales From the Hard Side S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
That Eight (aka Kennel Club) S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
They Call Me Cruiser T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Unknown T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Walking the Dog T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
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Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Johnny Arms - 1999
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As the DCA says, Kennel Club is great for a warmup or a novice sport lead, but don't take it for granted -- this nice moderate face climb has a few spicy moves to get through before you reach the top. A popular route, so be ready to wait in line.


On the south side of Holiday Block; starts about 10' right of Pump Handles, near the east end of the block.


Five bolts, bolted anchors.
We've always called this route That "Eight" with emphasis on the air quotes. Solid 8+ and a really good first lead. And yes, slam the heel hook at the top! Sep 18, 2016
trust your belay...go for the heel hook! Jul 2, 2015
Kaitie, one of the great employees at our local climbing gym in Alpharetta, out for the first time on real rocks. Took a couple of toprope warmups, then nailed her first outdoor lead on this route. No takes, just smooth and calm all the way to the top! May 25, 2014
Jethro Bodine-Clampett
Hixson, Tn
Jethro Bodine-Clampett   Hixson, Tn
I followed this route behind a trad leader long before 1999. And that's the truth. It's a bit thin, nevertheless, it was done. Dec 14, 2011
Toney   Georgia
J Arms put that extra bolt in because people were climbing way right of the line and taking bad falls instead of going straight up to the next clip. Drill the piss out of that place!!! Aug 20, 2011
Cory Tanner
Cory Tanner   Murfreesboro,Tn.
I agree Ben(I hope all is well with ya). That route was fine the way it was. No need to change anything. Jul 24, 2010
Birmingham, AL
BirminghamBen   Birmingham, AL
New bolt = stupid and uneccessary. Jun 15, 2010
Jeff Mekolites
Jeff Mekolites   ATL GA
The tree at the base has been removed. Sep 15, 2008