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5.10a, Sport, 80 ft (24 m),  Avg: 2.4 from 67 votes
FA: James Gose
Tennessee > Obed & Clear Creek > S Clear Creek > Image Wall

Description

A really nice line that saves its hardest moves for the last. The roof crux move requires a long reach and good footwork.

Starting where a tree leans almost into the cliff, climb the face on good holds to a small roof, well protected by a bolt. Pull the roof and make the final face moves to the top.

Location

The first route in the Image Wall area; starts about 10' left of Comic Relief Left. Rap from bolted anchors.

Protection

7 bolts, closed shuts

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Garçon Rouge
Nashville, TN
 
[Hide Comment] besides the pull over the roof, this route is probably a 5.8. pretty bland over all.

right now the first bolt over the roof spins and has a little rust on it, but I hear they're rebolting a lot of routes later this month. Apr 22, 2018
Matt Fitz
Boston, MA
 
[Hide Comment] Would compare to Gunks 5.6, but not as exposed/cool. Nov 9, 2018
Matt S
Englewood, CO
 
[Hide Comment] I thought this route was fun. I've only seen it dry once so don't count on it. Book gave it 1 star but I think it deserves more. The bolts were new and shiny when I climbed it on 9/6/19. Sep 7, 2019