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Escape from Poland 

YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 400'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Nettle
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Submitted By: SamP on Sep 6, 2012
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Description 

Escape from Poland is a two or three pitch variation to the finish of the Polish Route. It climbs the striking right leaning corner and roof that breaks right from the Polish Route at two thirds height. These features are obvious from the ground. The Escape from Poland is a great route that adds some awesome climbing to the Polish route.

P1:From the bolted anchor at the top of the offwidth on the Polish Route, place gear high on a long sling and down climb right into the corner. Climb the corner to a bolted belay at a stance (It is possible to skip the bolted belay and climb through the roof in one pitch).
P2: Continue up the corner and out the 'Iron Curtain Roof', being mindful of rope drag in the roof. Belay in the crack above the roof.
P3:Climb the corner to the ridge.
From the ridge you can downclimb about 60 feet to the top of the Polish tower where you can rap Blowhard with an 80m rope. Alternatively, you can either climb to top of Sunspot and rap with an 80m rope or continue to the top of the mountain.


Location 

The route starts from the bolted anchor at the top of the offwidth on the Polish Route. This anchor is shared with Blowhard as well.


Protection 

You'll have the rack from the Polish Route, although the big gear isn't need on the Escape.



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