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poomasta


Dec 28, 2007, 8:04 AM
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Bolts & Anchors on Brick Wall  (North_America: United_States: Georgia: Georgia_North: Currahee_Mountain)
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We were at the Brick Wall yesterday and were surprised to find that pretty much every route there has been bolted and has anchors up top (with some of the nicest hardware i've seen!). Anyway, just thought I'd provide an update here since the dixie cragger's info is a bit out of date.


saxfiend


Dec 28, 2007, 9:29 AM
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Check over on the seclimbers.org message board; there's been an ongoing "discussion" on this same subject. Not sure any consensus was ever reached.

How's the Currahee road these days? I'm planning to climb there next month and would be interested in knowing if a car will make it to the top.

JL


rockclimber08


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I am going up for the first time on Monday, 31 Dec. How was your experience? Any advice?


poomasta


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It was our first time there as well. FYI, I think the dixie cragger's directions are off...we had to stop and ask a local in Toccoa. The dirt road to the top of Currahee was fine in a 2WD car.

The Brick Wall area was better than expected. It's small but sports a lot of routes with some interesting rock (onsighting is a bit harder as there are holds everywhere...with some much better than others; you can't tell until you get your hands on 'em tho). I thought "Pigs on a Wing" & "Dreams" were particularly good routes.

As for the slab area, we did Frictionary & Kemoslabee. I don't do much slab climbing, so they were pretty exciting leads...glad I didn't fall. While bolted, they are pretty run out (1st bolt on Fricitionary was prob 20 ft up). The other route I wanted to do, but we didn't get to, was Mikey's Mantle. Next time...

Coming from Atlanta, I'd say Currahee is worth a couple visits. It would also be a good area to take novices (easy top rope set up on Brick Wall and some easier routes on the slab area). It's a pretty heavily vandalized area but offers some nice vistas of the country (think Sand Rock).


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Thanks for the info!


jim_bob


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Sorry for the noobishness but that means there's sport climbing there now right?


clemsonscooby


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The Brick Wall does have a bunch of sport climbs. Meaning protected with only quickdraws.

The whole bolt thing at Currahee is a one man driven discussion by Crowder. His claim is that Power Flyer can be protected by gear, but this line actually wanders back and forth between Power Flyer and Pigs. Its a bad idea to chop those bolts as they will surely return. Nobody leads it on gear and nobody will if the bolts get chopped. The only thing it does is damage the resource. This discussion has passed long ago.


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