Type: Trad, 90 ft (27 m)
FA: Tom McMilan; Jim Mcever
Page Views: 443 total · 16/month
Shared By: Jason Bryant on Nov 12, 2021
Admins: Steve Lineberry, Aaron Parlier

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Welcome to one of the seldom climbed areas of Stone Mountain.  With that in mind, expect some dusty lichen at the start, plus some crumbling rock in places.  A wire brush will probably be helpful.  You'll be rewarded with some solitude as well as some beautiful and unique featured rock.

P1 - Start from on top of a large, detached block just off the right end of the large overhanging horizontal crack feature.  The first bolt is about 15' up off the block.  The crux is the granite slab boulder problem right off the ground and getting to the first bolt.  Now drift slightly back to the right for the 2nd bolt at a double lip bulge feature. (The second bolt of Back to School is just up and left.  One could link routes for a different way of going over the bulge.)  From here work up and right to the 3rd bolt, gear opportunity exists here to protect pulling over the bulge feature if desired.  Various options are available to pull the bulge to the 3rd bolt.  Now a section of somewhat polished rock lies between the 3rd bolt and the anchors located on the face of left end of the first terrace.  Get to the anchor by swinging left of a 4' pine or stepping over a block to go right of the pine.

P2 - Various options exist for a second pitch to top out.  Or just rappel.  I'm listing this as 1 pitch route.  If folks think it should be listed as 2 pitches, please provide feedback.

Location Suggest change

In the terraces area which is left and uphill from Block Route, all the way to the top of the knoll.  There is no trail for this area.  Start from on top of a large detached block just off the right end of the large overhanging horizontal crack feature.

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3 Bolts, 1-2 opportunities for gear, Bolted Ring Anchors