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Lovely Liana 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- British: E3 5c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 130'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Frank Sanders
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Submitted By: John Gunnels on Oct 16, 2006
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Had the pleasure of doing this route with Frank and "Lovely Liana" just a few days after their first ascent. The first half of the route involves INCREDIBLY fun face moves. The second half begins with fingers to AWKWARD hands.



The obvious bolted face begins a few cracks left of Manifest Destiny.


Draws, Full set of Camalots and Stoppers.

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By Sean Nelb
From: Grand Junction, CO
May 10, 2011

The bolted section on this route has some of the best, sustained face climbing on the Tower, leading into a devious crack that protects well.

By Guy H.
From: Fort Collins CO
Oct 22, 2012

There is still a little bit of flaky rock on this pitch, but the face climbing is high quality with good protection. A single set of camalots from 0.5 to #4 friend will protect the upper hand crack. Doubles from 0.75 to 3 will sew it up.