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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Ashley Holmes
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Submitted By: ashley holmes on May 18, 2010

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out on a limb

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nice route follows an obvious arete,route starts with some easy scrambling up to the start of the arete,where you have to hand jam in a water groove then pop up to the next positive hold.from there just follow the arete up moderate ground to the top


route is located on the back side of the tower,to find the start look for property line on the rock,start there continue up the arete rap off top


set of quick draws,3 bolts and anchors at top

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By Preston Bratcher
Jun 30, 2011

I think the hangers might have been removed from the bolts. I've only been to Yellow Bluff once, and I'm not sure I was looking at the right route, but there were a few routes on what I imagine is the "tower" that had bolts but no hangers.
By Brad "Stonyman" Killough
From: Alabama
Jul 11, 2011

They were removed but, are going to be replaced soon.
By justaguy11
Sep 8, 2011

Are the bolts sound? That is, do I need to bring my own hangars to replace the ones that are missing? Are hangars missing from any of the other routes at this point?
By Ben Martelino
From: alpharetta
Oct 29, 2012

i was just up there on 10/25/12 no bolts anywhere on the tower can anyone i dentify the four bolted routes just to the left of the tower ? not in the guide book from what i could make of it.
By Denmark Blount
From: Duluth, GA
Jul 4, 2016

Ben, The four bolted routes on the wall left of The Tower are, right to left, Butter Chubs (aka Last Of A Long Line) 5.7, Head In The Toilet (aka Strong Will) 5.8-, 240 Shorty 5.9, and Strutin 5.8.

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