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Rumors Right 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Joey Wolfe on Jan 3, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: Rumors Right (Red) and Rumors Roof (Yellow), with ...


In the middle top of the cliff you will see a large V slot. Rumors Right starts at the base of the cliff right of this V slot and trends up left and exits through it.


Right of center of the cliff face.


Top rope; bring webbing to supplement the single bolt at the top. Also a #2 BD placement near bolt.

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By saxfiend
From: Decatur, GA
Jan 3, 2008
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

I've got to go back and try this one again, it's been a long time. Never was able to finish it before running out of gas. And you only get one chance, since you take a huge pendulum into the air if you peel off the overhanging face. A fun route, probably my favorite at poor old Allenbrook.
By Will S
From: Joshua Tree
Mar 2, 2011

Maybe the best route here, but reachy for avg folks. IMO, Afterburner and Country Fried Steak are better routes if you climb the grade because they don't rely on wingspan, but the exit on Rumors is fun with multiple options (through the V notch, up the pointy arete on the right). This place was my regular haunt for a few months right when I started climbing and was in school in ATL. Dirty routes, muddy base, all kinds of yahoos hanging around, but hey it's close to town and the 400 was new and almost traffic-free in the early 90s.
By RValentine
Apr 23, 2015

I went to Allenbrook for the first time yesterday, April 2015. I found that the bolt at the top of the route has been chopped so don't rely on it being there to build a TR anchor.
By Chase Bowman
From: Baton Rouge/Durango
Apr 13, 2016

They're are two bolts at the top of this route inside the squeeze part.
By spellstrike
From: Duluth
May 22, 2016

Currently two bolts at the anchor. I backed these up with static line from middle level around a rock and around a tree From the upper level. All the other bolts at the crag are chopped.

Not sure if this route is intended to be topped out. If so the area at the anchor was way too dusty for me to get beyond right where the bolts are.

The starting move isn't for everyone.

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