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Kid Fears Direct Start S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Afternoon Delight T,S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Balance Climb 7 T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Balance Climb 1 T,TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Balance Climb 2 T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Balance Climb 3 T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Balance Climb 4 T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Balance Climb 5 T,TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Balance Climb 6 T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Balance Climb 8 T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Balance Climb 9 T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Cavemen Eat Quiche T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Dihedral T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Edges to Ledges T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Fat Bitches in the Sky T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
First Overhang T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
First Overhang - Right T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Gather No Moss T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Kid Fears T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
Latest Edition T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Limited Edition T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
New Standards S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Obscured By Clouds S,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Overhang Approach T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Slip and Slide T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Snake Route T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Special Edition T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Stairway to Heaven T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Stannard's Crack T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Three Cam Party T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Two Man Party Blue S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Two Man Party Green S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Two Man Party Orange T,S,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Two Man Party Red T,S,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Two Man Party White S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Two-Man Party Yellow S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
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Type: Trad, Sport, 80 ft
FA: Dave Buck, 1976
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Shared By: Jeff Mekolites on Apr 8, 2007
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Description

Afternoon Delight is located on the right edge of the main face. The climb starts down right of a prominent flake. The crux of the climb is between the two bolts. An optional cam or two is nice to have.

Protection

Bolts, maybe a cam or three, quickdraws, anchors at the top.

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James Dowdy
  5.10d PG13
James Dowdy  
  5.10d PG13
A very nice route - kudos to original HardMan Dave Buck!

Still, with modern shoes, I'd say it's closer to 10d.

Have fun!

Jim Mar 22, 2016
Hi Tzilla, What is your real name? I'm sure I'd remember you and might have some photos. Yeah, he was pretty wild guy on and off the rock. I talked to a friend not to long ago who had seen him last summer. Said he quit climbing for a few years to get married and was teaching zoology in a college but he got divorced and is now climbing really hard again. Said he went to the Caucasus and did some pretty scary stuff but I don't know where he is now. I think he's in his sixties now but my buddy said he was climbing harder than ever I'm actually surprised he's still alive. Let me know if you run into him or know where he might be. I'd love to talk to him again. Feb 22, 2014
Interesting, I was a student of the Southeastern School of Mountaineering that summer & also climbed with Tom a fair bit back in those days. He was certainly quite the character. I remember him stitching up his own eyebrow after pulling too hard on an ice tool he was using to climb a tree. Feb 20, 2014
Hi RadDawg, a guy who worked for Dave Buck when he had his climbing school in Dahlonega actually put up this route. His name was Tom O'Shields. I think he was from Columbia, S.C. but is out west somewhere now. I watched him climb it in Shoenards with no pro. Basically soloed it while dragging a rope. The bolt got put in later that summer. I was his belay slave and helped him instruct that summer. It was 1976. He put up or freed a lot of routes that summer as we taught at Yonah 4-5 days a week and he was constantly pushing up new lines or freeing old stuff. I really need to look through all the Yonah routes. I'll bet he did many of them that summer. Feb 20, 2014
RadDawg
NE, GA
RadDawg   NE, GA
This was originally a one bolt route. Dave Buck did the FA ground up with a single hand drilled 1/4" bolt. Dec 4, 2011
Stephen Felker
Boulder, CO
5.11- R
Stephen Felker   Boulder, CO
5.11- R
As of July '11 all bolts on this route are new, stainless, and bomber (no more rusty self-drives). Jul 28, 2011