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Dust Bowl Daze 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Michael Crowder - 1996
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Submitted By: saxfiend on Dec 7, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: Currahee - Dust Bowl Daze


Still not ready to lead 5.9 slabs like Stranger than Friction? Then Dust Bowl Daze is a less heady alternative. The runout start and a balancey overhang up high make this one of Currahee's most interesting "easy" lines.

Climb the slabby face to a shallow overlap where you can finally get in some gear. Continue up to an overhang above a narrow ledge (crux) about 2/3 of the way up. High-step/mantel the overhang and continue to the top.


Starts near the right end of the Slab Wall, just right of Kemoslabee.


Mixed; medium gear and three bolts. Bolted anchor.

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By saxfiend
From: Decatur, GA
Jan 7, 2008

After toproping this one more than two years ago, leading it this past Saturday was like an onsight, I didn't remember anything about it at all. Really a pleasant surprise how much fun this route is. I had to bump up my star rating (for the area and the grade). Recommended.
By Mark O'Neal
From: Nicholson, GA
Dec 16, 2013

The third bolt is just above the crux move. Bring some medium size gear to place in the horizontal just below.
By Harrison Laird
From: Davis, CA
Apr 10, 2016

Nice route. Blue MasterCam/TCU or Black Tricam fits nicely in the horizontal between the 1st and 2nd bolts.

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