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A Tension Span T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Abortion Contortion S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Ain't So Eazy T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Airborne T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Art T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Atom Smasher T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Ba'th Party Politics T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Bin Laden Been Fooled T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Blind Date T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Blood on the Rocks T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Board Walk T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Bosom of the Rat T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Brazen Serpent S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a PG13
Bugs From Hell T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Cake Walk T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Can O' Worms T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Capital Assets (aka Mantis aka Never on Sunday) T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Cathedral Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Celestial Mechanics T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Centerfold T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Changnurdle T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Clip and Trip T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Competitive Edge T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
Contents Under Pressure T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Corner Pockets T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Cota Coca T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Crackattack T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Crash Position T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Crazy Hooker T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Creaky Tweaks T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Curb Sandwich S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Day's Work T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Defcon Five T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Digital Display T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Digital Macabre T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Dirt Bag T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Don't Tell A Soul T,S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Electric Rats T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Exodus T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Exposed Aggregate T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
False Alarm T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Family Plan, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Farmer Roof Extension S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Fear on Ice T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b PG13
Fill in the Blanks T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Finagle T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Finger Lockin' Good T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Fly with the Falcon T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Garden, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Genesis T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Gift of Power S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Golden Gloves T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Golden Locks T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Gravity Creeps T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Guardian of the Gate T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Hands Across America T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
He-Man Woman Haters Club, The T,S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Heaven of Animals, The T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Hidden Assets T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Hold Your Horses! T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
House of The Rising Sun S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Hungry for Heaven T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
I'm Late T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
In Pursuit of Excellence T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Infinite Pursuit T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Intruders in the Dust T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Jay Walker T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Let's Face It! T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Line Drive T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Lord of the Dance S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Love Handle T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Mad Hatter T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
March Hare T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Margin Of Error T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
Margin of Profit T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Massive Attack T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Mean Cuisine T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Meeker Rat, The S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Mirage S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
Molly and Rocket T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Motor Boatin S.O.B. T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Motor Booty T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Mrs. Socrates T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Multiple Use Area T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
My Lost China Doll T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Myth of the Spastics T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Nappy T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
New Beginnings T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Night Shift T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
No More Tiers T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Nutrasweet T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Open Sesame T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Over the Hills and Far Away T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Paleface S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Passages T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
People's Express T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Pinga Boys T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Plastic Toys T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Point of Departure T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Points O' Contact T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Precious Orr T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Prerequisite for Excellence T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Proof of Purchase T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Puppy Ride T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Rape Conducive T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Razor Worm T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Reptile Analysis T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Reptile Paralysis T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Restless Pedestrian T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Riddle on the Roof T 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Ruby Fruit Jungle S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Sanscrit T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Scamper Proof T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Seal Test T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Shiva's Last Dance T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Short Arm Inspection T 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Slug Trail T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Sly Willie Snores T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Some Girls S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Southern Express T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Spirit of the Game T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Squatter's Rites T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Standard Deviation T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Steel Puppies T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Steeplechase T,TR 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a R
Steepopolis T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Stepping Stone T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Stone Wave T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Sugar in the Raw T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Sun King S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Sunday Gardening T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Super Slide T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Surf's Up S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Sweep, The T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Tiers for Beers T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Time Takes a Cigarette T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Totem Pole T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Trungle T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Twistin' in the Wind S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Unknown T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Up in Arms T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Who Needs a Thnead? T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Type: Trad, 120 ft
FA: Rob Robinson
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Shared By: chummer on Jan 13, 2008
Admins: saxfiend, Brad "Stonyman" Killough

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Description

My vote for the most intimidating looking single pitch of trad cimbing in the South. The hardest and best of what I consider the "Triple Crown" of T-Wall roof cracks to borrow from the bouldering competition of the same name.

Upon closer inspection bomber jams and locks are to be found but you gotta earn this one. This has probably seen less than 10 ascents since the first in '85. It's not that it's impossibly hard but it takes a little extra effort.

I'd love to know the exact number of ascents. Shipoopi was rumored to have barely missed the onsight falling at the last roof. If anyone has onsighted it I'd love to hear about it. This is a proud climb and one of Rob Robinson's finest. Get psyched.

Location

Can't miss the monster double (triple?) tiered roofs at the top of approach trail.

Protection

This climb is a logistical nightmare. Double ropes MANDATORY. When you get to the lip of the big roof clip fixed pro with second rope. Once established in the corner untie first rope. Standard rack.

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Full disclosure, have not redpointed...

The cruxes aren't where you'd think they'd be. You can also do the "Jerry Roberts" method in which you tie into both ends of the rope and drop the "first 1/2" after the 2nd roof no need for doubles...the midpitch anchor was pretty shoddy and not equalized as of 2/08. This climb can be wet depending on the mood of the h20 fall. Apr 13, 2008
David Draper
Chattanooga, TN
David Draper   Chattanooga, TN
There isn't supposed to be a midway anchor, that needs to go soon. Mar 19, 2012
American Dankster
Chattanooga
  5.12+
American Dankster   Chattanooga
  5.12+
2008? Are you talking about the two pitons...they ripped (one on whip). Mighty fun on two ropes. But there is some gear in the roof where you wouldn't be switching ropes anyway. (hint: try cleaning the route) Mar 22, 2012
yevquest
Southeast,US
yevquest   Southeast,US
I climbed this on one rope with just a little drag. Extending pieces and only placing a reasonable amount of gear was the key. World class route! Dec 16, 2014
Wei-Ming Lam
Phoenix, AZ
 
Wei-Ming Lam   Phoenix, AZ
 
Update to the Protection section on this route description:

There's no fixed gear at the lip of the big roof. At this writing, there are 3 fixed pieces in the big roof - a nut, the slung chockstone and another nut.

Boulder problem at the last mini-roof has 2 fixed nuts that held a whip yesterday. One cable looked a little rusty.

I wouldn't say using two ropes is mandatory, but I ended up using that beta. Less drag, and if you switch ropes after the mega roof it isn't too cumbersome.

Tie in, rack up, have fun :-) Mar 8, 2016

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