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Working through the crux of Cut Loose....
Great route on the left end of the Stratocaster area.
Climb the open-book left-facing corner and crack (5.10) for perhaps 15 meters to a roof.
Clip bolts while traversing out right on the steep territory and pull the roof (bolts) to finish up to a fixed anchor.
Lowering off may be hard on your rope, as would the second hang-dogging, so belay a solid partner from the anchors.
Walking South towards the second pullout from Running Man Wall, this will be in the first major roof system encountered. At the left end of the large roof there is a crack in the corner, an open book that is climbable to the bolted roof and a fixed anchor above.
A set of cams from fingers to 3" plus a few draws for the bolts. One or two pieces might be best with a longer sling, including the first of the bolts.
BETA PHOTO: The corner and right-side roof are the line for 'C...
"But is it steep?" Chris Parks stands on the groun...
A self-portrait of sorts from the li...
Dave Holliday on Cut Loose on Stratocaster Wall
Dave on the pumpy traverse of Cut Loose, Stratocas...
Monica starting up Cut Loose.
Climber on Cut Loose. January 16, '11.
|By Killing In The Name Of|
Nov 2, 2011
Great route. Really, really fun. Anchor is solid but not ideal for TRing. Folks who want to save their ropes might consider autoblock belaying the second directly off the anchor. 10d/11a is a pump rating, no real hard moves on this one.
|By Andrew Yasso|
Mar 2, 2013
I second all of the comments above. Every point is accurate and apt.