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The Republican Way

5.9 R, Sport, 200 ft (61 m),  Avg: 2 from 1 vote
FA: Horning, Rahman, Jones
Wyoming > Laramie Range > Laramie Peak Re… > Rainbow Fish Ca… > Krumbling Towers

Description

The Republican Way obviously is an exit to the right to get off the Center Wall by going into a side gully with little change in elevation but some slippery slopes and obstacles make the exit less pleasing than it looked from the start. The traverse could be done either way but the fixed protection is better placed for an exit from the center rightward. The route is better done as 2 pitches or climb in tandem to reduce rope drag.

Location

The route leaves from the lower third of the central line, Chase Way and goes right into a side gulley. There are two ways out of the gulley-- left if up a slab and the right goes under a mild overhang.

Protection

There are about 10 bolts located before each difficult section.

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The Republican Way is not for everyone as the safety net of fixed gear is scarce and there are some mild traversing runouts.
[Hide Photo] The Republican Way is not for everyone as the safety net of fixed gear is scarce and there are some mild traversing runouts.