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Caught In the Hen House S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Hero Route S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
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Type: Sport, 90 ft, 2 pitches
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Chuck Parks on Jul 4, 2016
Admins: saxfiend, Brad "Stonyman" Killough

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Access Issue: Don't trespass outside SCC boundaries Details

Description [Suggest Change]

If you're only going to do one climb off the A0 ledge, this should be the one. Both pitches are super-fun.

P1) Traverse straight left off the belay ledge, following a series of bolts just above the lip of the roof. Finish at a small stance and a 2-bolt anchor. Unless you are solid at the grade, I recommend both leader and follower bring Prusiks. A fall could easily leave you hanging in outer space below the roof. (5.10b/c, 30ft.)

P2) Climb straight up off the belay. Exciting moves, gobs of exposure, and the occasional route finding crux keep you on your toes all the way to the anchors. (5.10b/c, 60ft.)

Location [Suggest Change]

First pitch traverses straight left off the A0 Ledge for about 30 feet to bolted anchors. P2 goes straight up from there.

Protection [Suggest Change]

bolts, bolted anchors

We easily made it all the way to the ground from the top anchors, but I can't remember if we had a 60 or 70 meter rope. If there's any doubt, you could rap down in 2 pitches but be careful as the wall is slightly overhanging.

Also be advised that the landing zone for the descent can be a minefield of poison ivy. As long as you pay attention and don't go thrashing about willy-nilly you'll be fine.

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Denmark Blount
Duluth, GA
Denmark Blount   Duluth, GA

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