Grand Funk Railroad
Avg: 3.6 from 38 votes
|Type:||Trad, 600 ft, 5 pitches|
|FA:||Bob Mitchell, Will Fulton - 1971|
|Page Views:||8,865 total · 80/month|
|Shared By:||nbrown on Nov 27, 2008|
|Admins:||Ryan Williams, Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry|
DescriptionThis is one of the most historic and classic routes at Stone Mountain. It was the first route to follow a "line" of a different sort. Instead of following a crack, it follows a dike feature that runs somewhere in the range of 600'.
P-1 Climb the face on good edges and smears to a bowl at the first bolt. Move right across a long slab traverse to the "railroad" dikes, and follow these past another bolt to the belay. Optional 5.10R/X climbs straight up past the first bolt.
P-2 Roughly follow the dike feature past two bolts to a weird traverse through a water streak to a good ledge and belay.
P-3 Friction a short ways to gain the dike again, and sling horns for pro. Continue up to a bolted belay on a small ledge.
P-4-6 Continue up the dike to the top. The last belay is located atop some large flakes.
Note: It is very reasonable to simulclimb the upper half of this route, or just combine pitches.