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A Drilling Experience S 
Barnburner T 
Barney Rubble, aka Birch Tree Crack T 
Blank Man S 
Chinese Freedom S 
Cooler Than Ice S 
Cooler Than Paradigm S 
Do The Right Thing S 
Foreign Affairs S 
Go Between, The S 
Gravity Heroes S 
Insectaphobe S 
Itch, The S 
Jam and Jelly T 
Jump Start S 
Jump to Something Good S 
Kelly's Arete S 
Last Dance of a Fat Man S 
Light My Fire S 
Living All Over Me S 
Longing for Miss Adonis S 
Meet the Feebles S 
Mississippi Burning S 
New Kids on the Rock S 
Orange Marmalade S 
Paradigm Shift S 
Paul's Boutique S 
Preemptive Strike S 
Pretty in Pink T,S 
PTC (Present Time Consciousness) S 
Relentless T,TR 
Right Touch S 
Rock Pigs S 
Skooter Trash S 
Soft Touch S 
Spy Friction S 
Squeeze Play S 
Start of Something Good S 
Super High Tech Jetfighter S 
Toxic Art T,S 
Vias, aka Godzilla S 
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Foreign Affairs 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Mike Dahlberg
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Submitted By: Darin Limvere on May 22, 2006

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Nearing the top of the route.


"Chinese Freedom and this route share the same start. Climb the start of "Chinese Freedom" and traverse up and left from the hueco 15ft off the deck. Once established on a ledge climb up the bolt line through difficult hold finding. At a sloped right facing edge, traverse straight left and up to the chains. Most people find the traverse sequence to be somewhat tricky.. Fun edge filled climbing. Definitely one of the better 5.10's on the winter wall. Loose rock often lurks by the chains so beware!



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Jeff Move resting on Foreign Affairs. 2006.
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By Adam Therneau
Nov 15, 2006
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Pretty fun, but sharp and akward at the very top.
By Jeff Kolehmainen
From: Eagan, MN
May 14, 2008

Do the direct start and it adds a couple hard moves and gives this route a definite feel or its own rather than starting with Chinese Freedom. Give it a shot.
By Glenn Burns
From: St. Paul, MN
May 20, 2008


arno ilgner did the direct start and made it look easy... i could barely get off the ground... its definitely there and a lot of fun.

By Bob Kryzer
From: Minnesota
Apr 20, 2009
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Anybody know how hard the moves are if you take the right-facing sloping edge up on top? I always climb up to that section then remember I had to go left, then down climb and traverse left then up.
By Dakota S.
From: Minneapolis,MN
Jul 13, 2014
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

This is a solid 5.11a. Not any harder. But come on, 5.10c/d? Let's get rid of this sandbagging mentality at this crag. It's a 5.11a.
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