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Adam on the FA of the Left Cheek in classic style, the route just left of Adam's Crack.
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Sep 13, 2010
Adam on the FA of the Left Cheek in classic style, the route just left of Adam's Crack.  
coop Best
Glenwood Springs, CO
coop Best   Glenwood Springs, CO
YIKES Sep 14, 2010
...yep COOP, about as natural as it gets. Bowline on a coil tie-in, no shoes, chalk bag or harness. Adam did the first one of these routes on a dare.

He and his buddy Jesse had been discussing the great Dean Fieldman Stone Nudes calenders and how hot and courageous the female models were. Jesse said something to the effect that dudes were just too chicken to pose naked like that, Adam begged to differ and the arguement somehow heated up with Jesse calling Adam out. Despite it being February with me belaying in a down coat and snow right there on the ground, to everyone's surprise and mirth, Adam peeled right there and did a top rope victory lap of the route he'd just FA led.

That route came to be called "Adam's Crack". Somehow it seem a logical progression that the 2 lines on either side would be led au naturel. Their names, The Left Cheek and the Right Cheek, seemed to fit as well.

The reason they weren't followed in that style is that my wife was adamant that people don't want to see wrinkly old dudes buck assed naked in public. Given that we've been together over 30 years and use to frequently go to the local nude beaches together when we were young and Adams age, I took it to heart.

It's hoped that in the future anyone who is out there and feels like Freaking Freely will just peel and climb it if they so feel. Sep 15, 2010

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