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Big Men, Small Airplanes T 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Buck Nasty T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Excalibur T 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Flake Route T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Lucky Strikes T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Men Without Hats T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Pleasing to the Touch T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Sound of One Finger Bleeding, The T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Trad, 75 ft
FA: Howie Cox, Bob Ordner 1979
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Shared By: Jeff Mekolites on Aug 3, 2008
Admins: saxfiend, Brad "Stonyman" Killough

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Start in a deep left facing corner. Climb the corner to couple of roofs. Move right around the first roof, and left around the second. Climb the face to the top.


One of the first few routes you will pass on the trail.


Trad. Trees at the top for anchor.


Decatur, GA
saxfiend   Decatur, GA  
This is a nice lead; the meandering aspects make it more interesting than the typical straight-up route. Two hints that will make life easier:

1. Sling your pro well, or the rope drag will be unbearable. Bring at least a couple of double-length slings.
2. Take enough webbing or the like to extend the anchor over the edge of the cliff, or you're likely to really trash your rope. Feb 15, 2011
tlacny   Atlanta
I would rate this route a 5.9 if you start in the crack in the left facing corner. The pro is tricky on this route and at some of the cruxes utilizes very small nuts and aliens. Double length slings are a must. In my opinion, the route should be give at least 2 stars.

The route in my opinion is more technical with gear placement than Lucky Strikes and on lead is equally as good. May 12, 2014

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