|Type:||Trad, 1 pitch, 80'|
|Original:||YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]|
|FA:||Howie Cox, Bob Ordner - 1981|
|Submitted By:||saxfiend on Dec 2, 2006|
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By david Adkins
Nov 11, 2008
|PG-13 in my book; the protection before the crux it not all that good.|
By Gregg Albritton
Jun 10, 2015
I first climbed Lucky in 1992, and it is one of my favorite 5.9's in SE Tennessee and have climbed it many times.
If you are climbing it on lead be sure to set gear from the rocking-chair just before you slide out and around the arete because a fall here could be nasty. Also, you can pull the ceiling by working up to it and reaching over and seting a 0.75 Camalot to the right in a horizontal with a 4' sling and protect the pull. Once up you can set a 1 or 2 in the horizontal and then catch another set before you top out.
Again I rate it as 5.9 only - not 5.9+.
From: Knoxville, TN
Feb 19, 2017
|Not pg13 in my book. A 4 slots in well at the bulge of the lower crux. After that that, you can pretty much sew it up|