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May 1, 2013
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I know the main face of Yonah is wet for days after a rain but I was curious about the lower face. How does to drain after a rain? Trying to get in a quick half day climb Sunday and its the only location I will have time for Jon Powell
From LAWRENCEVILLE GEORGIA
Joined Jan 23, 2012
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May 1, 2013
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May not matter just checked the forecast and it looks like rain on Saturday and Sunday. I'm still curious for future reference Jon Powell
From LAWRENCEVILLE GEORGIA
Joined Jan 23, 2012
94 points
May 1, 2013
The Lowers is such a bad climbing area that its been a long time since I climbed there... but, being downhill from the Main Face means it will have water draining towards it longer than the main face and since its such a chossy and dirty conglomerate of rock, it does tend to hold water longer. I remember climbing there years and years ago a few days or so after a rain and it was still wet and not really worth the visit.

Why not head to Curahee instead next time this opportunity comes up for you? If you're unfamiliar its only about 30 minutes from Yonah and if the road to the top is open, the approach is less than 5 minutes. The routes there are leaps and bounds better than the junk at the Lowers and much more fun. Just a suggestion...
Brad Caldwell
From Deep in the Jocassee Gorges
Joined May 22, 2010
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May 2, 2013
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Brad Caldwell wrote:
The Lowers is such a bad climbing area that its been a long time since I climbed there... but, being downhill from the Main Face means it will have water draining towards it longer than the main face and since its such a chossy and dirty conglomerate of rock, it does tend to hold water longer. I remember climbing there years and years ago a few days or so after a rain and it was still wet and not really worth the visit. Why not head to Curahee instead next time this opportunity comes up for you? If you're unfamiliar its only about 30 minutes from Yonah and if the road to the top is open, the approach is less than 5 minutes. The routes there are leaps and bounds better than the junk at the Lowers and much more fun. Just a suggestion...

I agree lower Yonah is crap but Ive got some friends who are set on Yonah. (Not sure why) I think I might talk them into Curahee. Thanks
Jon Powell
From LAWRENCEVILLE GEORGIA
Joined Jan 23, 2012
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May 2, 2013
Parts of the main face dry fairly quick. But, if it rains heavy during the night, the whole mountain will be wet. Adrenaline stays pretty dry when it rains, but half the routes are now down getting ready for the regional comp. Still some good routes left up and fun problems. Frailer
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