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YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Tom Callaghan and haydie4/21/87
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Submitted By: lee hansche on Feb 15, 2007
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Kevin following me on windfall


Start on the right-leaning ramp as for Freedom and break left up to a mantel passed two pins.... Straight up to the overlap using the undercling and some tiny crimps mantel through the crux....
Continue up the face 5.8R to a bolt...after the bolt, it's 5.8 climbing with some fixed pro to the anchor....

Finish up Missing Link for a consistent 5.10a of high quality....


The next route left of Freedom...Look for an undercling in the overlap....


Mostly fixed pins and bolts, but a #1 Camalot helps at the crux overlap...You may want to bring a small rack to supplement the fixed gear....

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By john strand
From: southern colo
Jun 12, 2008

Try the direct start- Capitol Gains 11d/V3 no gear but can be Tr from the 2 initial pins


By Gabe13
Jun 2, 2009

It is possible to get a small cam on the left after pulling the roof. At the fragile flake, a pink tricam provides some peace of mind before you bust the mantle. I find that stepping left after the bolt makes the finish more entertaining.