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Sons of Liberty 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Graham & Carkeet
Season: summer
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Submitted By: david goldstein on Jul 3, 2007

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Description 

Four star climbing, but the pitch is docked a star for bolts next to reasonable gear placements.

A steep unnecessarily bolted corner with interesting technical moves to a vertical or steeper hand and finger crack. There is a crux at the end of the corner and another one midway up the crack where it thins to .5 Camalots for a move or two.

Location 

On the left side of the crag with some scrambling required to reach the base. (See Lewis' guide for better approach beta.) There is a belay bolt, but we found it worked better to belay a few feet above this.

Protection 

Five (!) bolts, gear to gold or blue Camalots w/ doubles in fingers and hands.


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By outdooreric
From: Lyons, CO
Jul 5, 2007
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

I think the three upper bolts are warranted, but I placed gear instead of using the first two.
By caughtinside
From: Oakland CA
Aug 21, 2008

No stars deducted here, that is one sweet pitch and the bolts don't take away from it IMO.
By slim
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Jul 12, 2011
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

the route actually seemed better protected using gear than the bolts. i agree with dougald, although i gave it 4 stars because the climbing makes up for it. sustained, physical, good protection at a fairly high altitude. i was kind of glad it started raining when we got down, so that i could use that as an excuse to head back to the truck for some beer.
By Eric Fjellanger
Jul 17, 2013

This might be my new favorite single 5.10d pitch. Really fun, good rests to be had, perfect protection. I'm not sure the bolts need to be there but I clipped them, you betcha.