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Routes in Independence Gully

Dependence S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Double Your Pleasure T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
End of Independence T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Independence T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Independence Day T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Jay Foley, ~1993
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Shared By: George Perkins on Aug 16, 2009
Admins: Mike Howard, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Access Issue: Some rocks in this area are on private property. Property owner requests signed waiver. Details

Description

Dependence is likely the steepest climb at Tres Piedras, well-bolted and overhanging almost its entire length. As such, sport climbers who've paid their dues at places like El Rito and Enchanted Tower will find it easy for the grade (compared to other solid 11s at TP), and trad climbers will dismiss it as a contrived stunt.

A tough move just past the 1st bolt onto the next good holds, then it eases up. Pass a horizontal quartz seam with jugs, from which you make a reachy clip of the 3rd bolt. And then it gets really steep: A couple of hard moves, to thank-god jugs, and, if you've got any strength left, you're at the anchor.

This climb, and the belayer, can be almost fully sheltered from rain.

Location

The rightmost bolted line in the Independence Gully area.

Protection

4 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor

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Daniel Trugman
Los Alamos, NM
 
Daniel Trugman   Los Alamos, NM
 
The first bolt is pretty high up and a fall before it will likely ruin your climbing season. Some small gear exists before the first bolt if you are nervous. Fun, steep climbing. Sep 12, 2009

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