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In the middle top of the cliff you will see a large V slot. Rumors Right starts at the base of the cliff right of this V slot and trends up left and exits through it.
Right of center of the cliff face.
Top rope; bring webbing to supplement the single bolt at the top. Also a #2 BD placement near bolt.
From: Decatur, GA
Jan 3, 2008
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b
I've got to go back and try this one again, it's been a long time. Never was able to finish it before running out of gas. And you only get one chance, since you take a huge pendulum into the air if you peel off the overhanging face. A fun route, probably my favorite at poor old Allenbrook.
|By Will S|
From: Joshua Tree
Mar 2, 2011
Maybe the best route here, but reachy for avg folks. IMO, Afterburner and Country Fried Steak are better routes if you climb the grade because they don't rely on wingspan, but the exit on Rumors is fun with multiple options (through the V notch, up the pointy arete on the right). This place was my regular haunt for a few months right when I started climbing and was in school in ATL. Dirty routes, muddy base, all kinds of yahoos hanging around, but hey it's close to town and the 400 was new and almost traffic-free in the early 90s.
May 17, 2013
This should also be listed as trad as it eats up gear.