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Escape From Freedom - 5.12c

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Quick draws; full rack to 3.5"
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The Clint Cummins Web site contains the following synopsis: 18p: 3 5.11, 3 5.12 FA - Urmas Franosch, Bruce Morris, 7/88 originally 5.11d A0 (1 pendulum, 2 tension traverses, 2 points of aid, 99% free) They ran out of water, food, and climbing shoes on the route, and had a real epic at the top. 2nd Ascent - Urmas Franosch, Elliott Robinson, 88 Elliott took a 50' fall on this ascent! 3rd Ascent - Greg Murphy, Paul Kallmes, 89 first one day ascent All pitches freed - Tom Addison, 10/99 free version: p7 - easy traverse right into an overhanging 5.12b corner p13 - freed slightly under tension traverse at 5.12a p14 - freed slightly left and under bolt ladder to tension traverse at perhaps 5.12c p16 - 5.10d on original line style: p7, p14 were pinkpointed with draws in place on the bolts. route has not been freed in a continuous push yet. 75% of the bolts were replaced with 3/8" x 2.5", including some on the Rabbit Ears rappel approach.

Submitted by: morcomm on 2005-03-27
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Route ID: 64978

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