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A Wing and a Prayer S,TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
All I Wanted was a Pepsi T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
Battle of the Bulge S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
By Gully T,S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Deprived Child T,S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
Deprived Direct T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Direct Shock S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Dust Bowl Daze T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Frictionary T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Kemoslabee T,S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Mikey's Mantle S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Shits and Grins S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Shock Treatment S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Stranger than Friction T,S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Summer Solstice T,S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Trad and True T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Winter Solstice T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Type: Trad, 100 ft
FA: Michael Crowder - 1996
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Shared By: saxfiend on Dec 7, 2007
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Description

Still not ready to lead 5.9 slabs like Stranger than Friction? Then Dust Bowl Daze is a less heady alternative. The runout start and a balancey overhang up high make this one of Currahee's most interesting "easy" lines.

Climb the slabby face to a shallow overlap where you can finally get in some gear. Continue up to an overhang above a narrow ledge (crux) about 2/3 of the way up. High-step/mantel the overhang and continue to the top.

Location

Starts near the right end of the Slab Wall, just right of Kemoslabee.

Protection

Mixed; medium gear and three bolts. Bolted anchor.

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Harrison Laird
Davis, CA
 
Harrison Laird   Davis, CA
 
Nice route. Blue MasterCam/TCU or Black Tricam fits nicely in the horizontal between the 1st and 2nd bolts. Apr 10, 2016
Mark O'Neal
Nicholson, GA
Mark O'Neal   Nicholson, GA
The third bolt is just above the crux move. Bring some medium size gear to place in the horizontal just below. Dec 16, 2013
saxfiend
Decatur, GA
 
saxfiend   Decatur, GA  
 
After toproping this one more than two years ago, leading it this past Saturday was like an onsight, I didn't remember anything about it at all. Really a pleasant surprise how much fun this route is. I had to bump up my star rating (for the area and the grade). Recommended. Jan 7, 2008