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Holy War

5.9, Sport, 95 ft,  Avg: 3.7 from 84 votes
FA: Steve Jones, 2006
Tennessee > Foster Falls > Wall of Useless Conflict

Description

Argued to be the best of the grade at Foster Falls. I would agree. The climbing is pretty continuous and interesting with a wide variety of moves - crimps, jugs, flakes and even a mono pocket! Jihad!

Location

Just to the right of a (seasonal) waterfall on the Wall of Useless Conflict.

Protection

12 or so bolts, anchors

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Top of HW
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Jason leading Holy War
[Hide Photo] Jason leading Holy War
Slab on HW
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Slab part on top of HW
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Lauren cranking on HW
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Daniel on Holy War
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Holy War, Foster Falls, TN
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[Hide Comment] Pure fun, with some heady moves up top! This is my favorite of the grade at Fosters. Aug 25, 2014
[Hide Comment] It may be useful to bring a couple of longer draws to reduce rope drag over some small ledges. Feb 25, 2017
Kevin Line
Brentwood, TN
 
[Hide Comment] Great climb, would highly recommend. Sep 24, 2017
[Hide Comment] Decent route, but absolutely heinous to hang the draw off the last ledge leading up to the top of you have under a 6 foot reach. I'm pretty short, so hanging draws off a ledge stance is often difficult for me, but generally I find a safe enough way to do it. The bolt below to protect the fall is in a giant detached rock that is also hollow sounding almost everywhere on it. The moves to get off the ledge involve a left hand crimp that will be pulled off at any time, making the moves off the ledge very dangerous if you aren't able to clip the bolt from the appropriate stance. Not to mention all of the hangers are facing down instead of sideways. Dec 19, 2017
Jeremiah Nason
Chattanooga, TN
 
[Hide Comment] This is some of the most fun I’ve had climbing for sure Feb 3, 2018
Jason Eberhard
Atlanta, GA
  5.9+
[Hide Comment] Awesome climb with one of the best views at Foster from the top. Feb 19, 2018
Travis Owens
  5.9
[Hide Comment] Super fun route with a great view at the top. Definitely worth the hike. Jul 31, 2018