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Blockade Runner S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Dihedral Dance S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Gone with the Wind S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Sherman's March S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Southern Man S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: BAd on Feb 14, 2015
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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The furthest right, west facing route on Alabama Dome.


Alabama Dome


Bolts + 1 drill bit


This route starts as a gentle buttress but gets steeper and steeper as you climb until hitting the crux overhanging section. It's strenuous but very well bolted. The exposure is fantastic up high. As the guide book says, the last protection is a fat drill bit stuck in its hole, so bring a narrow sling to clove hitch the bit. I also slipped a wired stopper over the top and cinched it down with the nut to lock it in place--overkill. The narrow sling would have been plenty. The climbing up high isn't too hard.

The route faces west, so climb in the morning if it's warm or the afternoon if it's cold. We did it in the afternoon in February, and the belay never went into the sun, so be prepared for that.

NOTE! You cannot top rope and/or lower from this route as the anchors have no rings and are FAR back from the edge. To top rope, you'd need long slings to extend the anchor. As the guide book suggests, scramble down to Southern Man for a rappel--very easy to do. Feb 14, 2015

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