Type: Sport, 75 ft (23 m)
FA: Jesse Groves & Matthew Fienup, October 2007
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Shared By: Matthew Fienup on Oct 23, 2007
Admins: andy patterson, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description Suggest change

This route is very unusual for the Fortress--steep and strenuous with lots of dynamic movement. Many of the holds on the route are opposing side-pulls or pinches.

The decisive crux of the route is passing the second bolt. The remainder of the route checks in at sustained 5.9.

Location Suggest change

This route and its 10a neighbor are located on the front-most and right-most flatiron in the Fortress. From the base of "Free to Choose," traverse 40 yards right to the start of the route. "Classically Liberal" is the right-hand of 2 routes on the formation.

Protection Suggest change

6 lead bolts (1/2" Rawls) plus 2 open shuts (11kN Fixe Supershuts). Carry a #1 or #2 TCU to really sew it up below the final lead bolt.

Be careful when clipping the second bolt as a fall with slack out will result in ground-fall (less confident climbers can pre-hang a draw or even stick-clip the second bolt from the ground). Once clipped, the second bolt offers excellent protection through the crux sequence.

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