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That Eight (aka Kennel Club) 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Johnny Arms - 1999
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Submitted By: saxfiend on Feb 2, 2007

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Kaitie's first outdoor lead


As the DCA says, Kennel Club is great for a warmup or a novice sport lead, but don't take it for granted -- this nice moderate face climb has a few spicy moves to get through before you reach the top. A popular route, so be ready to wait in line.


On the south side of Holiday Block; starts about 10' right of Pump Handles, near the east end of the block.


Five bolts, bolted anchors.

Photos of That Eight (aka Kennel Club) Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Chris Sanders getting ready to make the clip on Th...
Chris Sanders getting ready to make the clip on Th...
Rock Climbing Photo: Casey Ferguson TR That Eight
Casey Ferguson TR That Eight
Rock Climbing Photo: John Evans on top rope at Kennel Club.  Fun route....
John Evans on top rope at Kennel Club. Fun route....
Rock Climbing Photo: Myself on Kennel Club.
Myself on Kennel Club.
Rock Climbing Photo: Joey on Kennel Club.
Joey on Kennel Club.
Rock Climbing Photo: "crux"

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By Jeff Mekolites
From: ATL GA
Sep 15, 2008
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

The tree at the base has been removed.
By BirminghamBen
From: Birmingham, AL
Jun 15, 2010

New bolt = stupid and uneccessary.
By Cory Tanner
From: Murfreesboro,Tn.
Jul 24, 2010

I agree Ben(I hope all is well with ya). That route was fine the way it was. No need to change anything.
By Toney
From: Georgia
Aug 20, 2011

J Arms put that extra bolt in because people were climbing way right of the line and taking bad falls instead of going straight up to the next clip. Drill the piss out of that place!!!
By Jethro Bodine-Clampett
From: Hixson, Tn
Dec 14, 2011

I followed this route behind a trad leader long before 1999. And that's the truth. It's a bit thin, nevertheless, it was done.
By Pjm
May 25, 2014

Kaitie, one of the great employees at our local climbing gym in Alpharetta, out for the first time on real rocks. Took a couple of toprope warmups, then nailed her first outdoor lead on this route. No takes, just smooth and calm all the way to the top!
By gohard
Jul 2, 2015

trust your belay...go for the heel hook!
By Colton Samblis
Sep 18, 2016

We've always called this route That "Eight" with emphasis on the air quotes. Solid 8+ and a really good first lead. And yes, slam the heel hook at the top!

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