REI Community
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Ancient of Days S 
Anubis S 
Battered Women S 
Bethany S 
Blood Covenant S 
Bone-Yard PickN S 
Brass Monkey S 
Chip Away S 
Cracked Actor T 
Cumberland Blues T,S 
Eagle Wings S 
Fanfair S 
Free to Think T 
Future lies here, The T 
Girls Only S 
Good and Plenty T 
Gotten Goat S 
Grail Saga, The S 
GumbEE S 
House of Giza S 
Immortal Altar S 
Jody's Route (aka The Chris' Route) S 
Knock on Rock S 
Lock Down S 
Lolita's Deluge S 
Margin Walker S 
My Little Patina S 
Oh So Sweet T 
Old Foot S 
One and Lonely, The T 
One Percent S 
Optimus Prime T 
Ox Crack T 
Playground Medley S 
Psychotic Reaction S 
Relapse T,S 
Smoke S 
Speedway Boogie S 
Temple of Doom S 
TJ's Demise S 
University Route S 
Varmint S 
Vogen Slab S 
Walk By Me T,S 

House of Giza 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: unknown
Page Views: 1,994
Submitted By: saxfiend on Nov 24, 2006

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (38)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
House of Giza 5.9, Leda, TN.


A nice 5.9 with a tricky start that makes stick clipping the first bolt a wise choice.

Starting below an arete, pull the overhanging start and continue to the top on the right face.

NOTE: this route is erroneously listed in the Chatt Steel guidebook as "Come as You Are."


Starts around the corner to the right of Smoke, about 10-15 minutes walk from the beginning of the trail.


Five bolts, double anchors.

Photos of House of Giza Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: I believe this is the START to House of Giza
BETA PHOTO: I believe this is the START to House of Giza

Comments on House of Giza Add Comment
Show which comments
By Swamp Cookie
From: da Bayou
Aug 14, 2009
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Stick clip the first bolt for a bouldery start up to second bolt with a jug haul to follow. Great route for a first 5.9 lead. This is my go-to warm up route now since Fanfair and Speedway Boogie are practically impossible to get near.
By marc girardot
Nov 7, 2011

Big gap between 3rd and 4th bolts. Nice holds in between but a bit of protection would provide added safety.
By CraigS.
May 29, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13

Have to agree with Cajun Cookie. Stick clip the first and the start is great.
By Jeremy Hand
Aug 23, 2012
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Sketchy start that is on the sharper end
By Tao Techakanon
From: Bangkok, Thailand
Dec 30, 2013
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

The start feels pretty hard for 5.9. The rest is all easy 5.7-8 climbing. Fun route
By Jeff Wilges
From: Bellingham, WA
May 17, 2016

MP uses the Dixie Cragger name and grade for the route. Chatt Steel lists this route as "Come as You Are" (5.9).

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About