Type: Sport, 180 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Romain Wacziarg & Matthew Fienup, November 2006
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Shared By: Matthew Fienup on Dec 1, 2006
Admins: andy patterson, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Free to Choose follows one of the most obvious lines in the Fortress--2 pitches of airy and aesthetic arete climbing.

Pitch 1 (95 feet, 5.6/5.7) follows 9 bolts up a unique, 3-feet wide knife-blade arete. Cross the gully and belay from bolts.

Pitch 2 (85 feet, 5.8) follows 8 bolts up the ever-steepening arete to a dihedral and finishes on a ledge with bolts.

2-rappels with a 60-meter rope will get you down.


Free to Choose climbs the left-hand arete of the right-most slab at the Fortress. See photo for location.


All bolts are 1/2" Rawl-style expansion bolts (except for two 13mm Fixe Triplex bolts)