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Dust Bowl Daze 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Michael Crowder - 1996
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Submitted By: saxfiend on Dec 7, 2007
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BETA PHOTO: Currahee - Dust Bowl Daze


Still not ready to lead 5.9 slabs like Stranger than Friction? Then Dust Bowl Daze is a less heady alternative. The runout start and a balancey overhang up high make this one of Currahee's most interesting "easy" lines.

Climb the slabby face to a shallow overlap where you can finally get in some gear. Continue up to an overhang above a narrow ledge (crux) about 2/3 of the way up. High-step/mantel the overhang and continue to the top.


Starts near the right end of the Slab Wall, just right of Kemoslabee.


Mixed; medium gear and three bolts. Bolted anchor.

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Just lead and set up top rope for girl friend. Very fun with a 5.9 move in the crux at the top.
Just lead and set up top rope for girl friend. Ver...
good warm up climb, crux is not very protected on lead.
good warm up climb, crux is not very protected on ...
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By saxfiend
From: Decatur, GA
Jan 7, 2008

After toproping this one more than two years ago, leading it this past Saturday was like an onsight, I didn't remember anything about it at all. Really a pleasant surprise how much fun this route is. I had to bump up my star rating (for the area and the grade). Recommended.

By Mark O'Neal
From: Nicholson, GA
Dec 16, 2013

The third bolt is just above the crux move. Bring some medium size gear to place in the horizontal just below.