R.J. is a great introduction to the grade with good gear and a variety of different types of climbing from fingers, hands, a roof and some slab moves.
Starting about 20' left of a detached pinnacle, follow a thin crack up and right to a hand crack. When the hand crack ends, angle up and left to a roof, then move up onto a slabby face protected by a single bolt. Continue up the face to the anchors.
Starts just right of Mineral Fright and Jefferson Airplane, about 20 ft left of the detached pinnacle in a thin crack. Bolted anchors at the top.
Mostly small to medium gear.
RJ Gold follows the right most of the two cracks
From: Decatur, GA
Aug 6, 2007
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
This route is loads of fun and one of the more aesthetic lines I've led on the north end. Great pro, and that single bolt has a distinct calming effect for the moves through the crux. Must do!
From: Clemson, S.C.
Jun 2, 2009
Best 5.9 for me yet! Probably one of the best in the SE. Didn't really know where the crux was... I like slab!
Nov 21, 2011
Great route! Solid 5.9 climbing, fun moves, good gear. Had to finish it in the rain though, made the crux a bit more interesting....
Aug 28, 2013
a purple metolus tcu or master cam protects the start of the thin crack. then fire it until you reach the ledge. the ledge has a jug but you have to reach in towards the back for it to be really good.