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Laurel Knob
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L to R R to L Alpha
'Shimer Down T 
A Second Way (Variation Finish to Seconds) T,S 
Aloha slab T 
Annie Get Your Guns T 
Arrested Development  T 
Before the Settlers Arrive T 
Better late than never T 
Biopsy T 
Black Flag T 
Buried Treasure T 
Canyons of Laurel T 
Central Pillar Direct Finish T,S 
Central Pillar of Laurel T 
Clippidy Doodah... S 
Clowns to the Left of me T 
Cotton Pony  T 
Cruising with the Top Down T 
Defective Sonar T 
Dike hike - Monster Groove T 
Dillard Arete T 
Don't call me surely T 
Dry streak T 
Fathom T 
Fathom Direct T 
Fathom Escape Hatch T 
Finger Lickin' Good T 
Friction Addiction T 
Frolictown T 
Fruit of the Poisonous Tree T,S 
Funky Chicken, The T 
Get it while it's hot T 
Gibbet , The T 
Girl friend route T 
Groover (Fischesser Finish) T 
Groover (Gaskin Finish) T 
Groovin' in the name of the Laurel T 
Have and Not Need T,S 
High & Dry T,S 
Hone Ranger T 
Hypocrite's Corner T 
Jokers to the right  T 
Keel Hauled T 
Laurel's Girdle T 
Laurel's Snake Dike T 
Legendary "F" Bomb, The T 
Manatee Fluid T 
Mechanical Bull T,S 
Mirage  T 
Mirage Direct Finish T 
Monster Groove Direct Start T,S 
Monster Groove Reject Start T 
Mutiny T 
Nana's Bananas T 
Nanna Gets Her Groove On T,S 
O.K. Corral T,S 
Oasis T 
Old Times' Sake T 
Permission Granite T 
Pirate's Cove T 
Pirate's cove Alt start T 
Pirate's Cove direct finish T 
Puff The Magic Dragon T 
Quantum Mechanic's Arete T,S 
Rejected Radar T 
Rock Eating Tree T 
Route Of The Living Dead T 
Seconds T 
Squirrely man T 
Steep in the Teacups of Laurel T,S 
Stegg, Roy Fathom ALT. T 
Stellar Sonar T 
Stemming Laurel T 
Stingray T 
Unfathomable T 
Use It Express T 
Use It Or Luge It T,S 
Use it or Luge it Direct Start T 
Walkin' Da Plank T 
Wild Turkeys T 
Wild Wild West  T,S 
Wormhole T 

Canyons of Laurel 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 6 pitches, 850', Grade II
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Mike Fischesser, Jerry Clawges, Joe Lackey - 1990
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Submitted By: andjoely on Jan 18, 2008

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Description 

Great water groove climbing. Well protected (except a few easy sections).
P1: climb easy slab past one bolt to anchor, 5.7
P2: climb up water groove past a few pieces of gear to the first of several bolts. follow bolts to anchor, 5.10+
P3: climb up to 5.11 boulder problem overhang, pull it and continue up amazing steep and sustained grooving to anchor. A #1 camalot? goes in between a couple of bolts after the boulder problem and then there is no other natural gear (but many bolts), 5.11b (very well protected)
P4: follow water groove up and right past a bolt and gear to its end. break onto the face and clip another bolt on the way to anchors up and right, 5.9
P5: follow water groove to your right to anchor, 5.8
P6 continue following water groove to an anchor with webbing on it if you want, 5.7

Location 

maybe 100 feet right of start of seconds. you have to follow a narrow dirt ramp up and left to get to the start

Protection 

Well protected. nothing really big really. lots of bolts on crux pitch (13??)


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By Stone Brew
From: Chattanooga, TN
Nov 10, 2013

Stellar climbing, well protected, wild variation. The third pitch is simply superb. Weird fun boulder problem followed by RELENTLESS well protected thin water grooving. Must do.
By Stone Brew
From: Chattanooga, TN
Nov 10, 2013

Start and first three pitches
Start and first three pitches
By Jeff Mekolites
From: HOTlanta, GA
Sep 22, 2014
rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

Great sustained climbing, especially on p3. Bring your comfy shoes. Bolts are old and could use some updating..although I tested one on p3.