Area: Yellow Bluff

During the time of the late 80’s the left side of Yellow Bluff was home to the Alabama's first 5.13a, Rainbow Warrior, as well as the first 13d/14a, Tour de Jour. Many Alabama legends were putting up routes there during that time. James Dobbs of Ft. Payne was one of the first to begin establishing classic lines on natural gear on the right side of the cliff. The crag's quality and popularity soon captured the interest of Alabama climbers Curt Merchant, Betty Jo Rattford-Merchant, and Roy Simmons, as well as climbers from out of state such as Arno Ilgner, Jeff Gruenberg and Shannon Stegg. Then came Jesse Guthrie. Yellow Bluff exploded and became the state’s testpiece crag. --from

3 Areas

5 Routes

Yellow Bluff Areas
Name Routes Current Bolt Reports
A0 Ledge 3
Right Side 2 4
The Tower 0

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