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Free for Some 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c PG13

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 180'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c PG13 [details]
Season: When Dry
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Submitted By: Karsten on Nov 15, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: A Basalt Beauty

All faces of Beacon Rock except the route “Stone Soup” are closed. Seasonal Raptor Closure MORE INFO >>>


A testpiece of Beacon climbing. Free for Some starts in the thin crack to the right of the Windsurfer corner. Hard moves off the ground with the crux coming down low has led to more than one injured climber. Climb up the gradually widening crack to an intermediate anchor or continue up to a ledge and bolted anchors with chains.


Located to the right of Windsurfer this obviously nice crack has a characteristic zig-zag feature 20ft off the deck. A two rope rappel can get you all the way down or use intermediate anchors and two single rope raps.


Standard rack including small wires (offset aliens useful). The are sometimes a few fixed pins on the route.

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By slim
Aug 8, 2011
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13

kind of finnicky gear at the crux, with a blade flake sticking up out of the ground to land on. take your time and make sure you have good gear. great route.
By Colin Parker
From: Idyllwild, CA
Dec 14, 2011
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

The crux of this route feels very stout for those of us with fat fingers. I couldn't get anything out of the chalked seam. Great route though!
By Dan Flynn
From: MA
Aug 5, 2012

Fingertips only for me... super aesthetic line, have to come back for the send!
By the professor
Sep 21, 2013

In the early 1980s there was a solid fixed pin at the crux which made the lead somewhat easier. Then someone removed the pin claiming that RPs can be used. This is true, but putting a QD on a pin uses much less energy than fiddling with RPs!
By Steve Wolford
Nov 30, 2013

One 70 meter rope will get you off if you swing left at the base to higher ground, instead of having to use 2 ropes.
By William Rhyne
From: Casper, Wyoming
Sep 15, 2014
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Red point flashed this this line last night 9-14-14 (not to sure its 180feet long). Olds pins are easily backed up with tiny cams. Didn't expect the top to pack as much punch as it does! highly recommended great route!

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