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Rumors Right

5.10b, TR, 40 ft (12 m),  Avg: 2.7 from 18 votes
FA: unknown
Georgia > Metro-Atlanta Area > Allenbrook


In the middle top of the cliff you will see a large V slot. Rumors Right starts at the base of the cliff right of this V slot and trends up left and exits through it.


Right of center of the cliff face.


Top rope; bring webbing to supplement the single bolt at the top. Also a #2 BD placement near bolt.

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[[106086342]] (Red) and [[110768221]] (Yellow), with [[107341857]] to the left.
[Hide Photo] Rumors Right (Red) and Rumors Roof (Yellow), with Afterburner to the left.
Riley on Rumors Right
[Hide Photo] Riley on Rumors Right
Rumors Right(Red) and Rumors Roof(Yellow)
[Hide Photo] Rumors Right(Red) and Rumors Roof(Yellow)

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Decatur, GA
[Hide Comment] I've got to go back and try this one again, it's been a long time. Never was able to finish it before running out of gas. And you only get one chance, since you take a huge pendulum into the air if you peel off the overhanging face. A fun route, probably my favorite at poor old Allenbrook. Jan 3, 2008
Will S
Joshua Tree
[Hide Comment] Maybe the best route here, but reachy for avg folks. IMO, Afterburner and Country Fried Steak are better routes if you climb the grade because they don't rely on wingspan, but the exit on Rumors is fun with multiple options (through the V notch, up the pointy arete on the right). This place was my regular haunt for a few months right when I started climbing and was in school in ATL. Dirty routes, muddy base, all kinds of yahoos hanging around, but hey it's close to town and the 400 was new and almost traffic-free in the early 90s. Mar 2, 2011
[Hide Comment] I went to Allenbrook for the first time yesterday, April 2015. I found that the bolt at the top of the route has been chopped so don't rely on it being there to build a TR anchor. Apr 23, 2015
Chase Bowman
Durango, CO
[Hide Comment] They're are two bolts at the top of this route inside the squeeze part. Apr 13, 2016
[Hide Comment] Currently two bolts at the anchor. I backed these up with static line from middle level around a rock and around a tree From the upper level. All the other bolts at the crag are chopped.

Not sure if this route is intended to be topped out. If so the area at the anchor was way too dusty for me to get beyond right where the bolts are.

The starting move isn't for everyone. May 22, 2016
Riley Flanagan
Atlanta, GA
  5.10b PG13
[Hide Comment] Super fun climb! I really enjoyed the finish moves. But for the life of me I couldn't start the route to the left (Rumors Roof). If the pictures are correct and you are suppose to start where the yellow line is, I could not haha. Maybe another time. Oct 9, 2023