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Southern Boys Don't Wear Plaid 

YDS: 5.11a/b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a/b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Mathews, Hansen, Gaskin (1985)
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Submitted By: ChanVan Schaack on Feb 2, 2009

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matt in the gear placing crux


This is a fun route that looks harder than it is. While there is some choss-wrangling down low, the roof moves are pretty wild and fun. Definitely worth the effort if you're in the area.


To the left of Screamweaver. It's the huge friggin roof.


A rack of cams, a rack of nuts, and a slings.

Photos of Southern Boys Don't Wear Plaid Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Crux placements
Crux placements
Rock Climbing Photo: Will Through the hard part.
Will Through the hard part.
Rock Climbing Photo: Will Byrom starting to pump on Southern Boy's
Will Byrom starting to pump on Southern Boy's
Rock Climbing Photo: At the crux
At the crux
Rock Climbing Photo: Pulling the lip
Pulling the lip

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By ziggy
Jan 18, 2010

The crux section protects well with 0.4" pieces. Placing the gear can be pumpy so don't fool around too much.
By JohnWesely
From: Red River Gorge
Oct 31, 2011
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

I used ring locks to pull the roof. Don't be like me and miss the good holds.
By sanz
From: Raleigh, NC
Nov 7, 2011

The holds are there. Pretty much a fun, steep boulder problem on gear. Hard to get back on the wall if you blow the crux following.
By Eric Middleton
From: Charlotte, NC
Jun 18, 2016

Can't believe I am just now getting to this... But I found a large cam on this route earlier this year. If it is yours, please tell me the size and tape code, and I will work out how to get it to you. Thanks!

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