Born on the 4th of July
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One of the most amazing pitches at the Obed. Super steep and sustained climbing out a roof to an overhanging prow. Was onsighted by Katie Brown and she hardly broke a sweat.
Locate the obvious overhanging arete.
Is currently fixed (11/20/12) with Climb Tech perma draws. If working the route take a look at the draws and make sure the cables are not fraying. The draw on the crux bolt was removed due to 4-5 frayed ends that were super sharp and sticking out. Would cut the rope of a falling climber for sure. Don't assume fixed steel (or any) draws are totally bomber.
Easier if you skip the crux clip on redpoint.
Cleaned off Born on the 4th. These cables are fie...
|Comments on Born on the 4th of July
|By Blake Cash|
May 9, 2011
I have to say it: my least favorite route at Y-12. Sandy, sharp, glued on jugs for the first half of the route. The roof is awkward and completely glued. Only the crux is amazing rock...and it's about 6 moves long. Then just more 5.11 to the anchor. Sure it's super long and on the proudest part of the cliff...but that's about it.