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Liquid Courage

5.12b, Sport, 50 ft (15 m), 2 pitches,  Avg: 2.5 from 2 votes
FA: Shadow Ayala 2009
Kentucky > Red River Gorge > Natural Bridge… > Beer Trailer Crag


The most bouldery, and least sustained of the three mid 12s on the wall. Some intro climbing leads to a lay-down rest (pitch 1). Once recovered, set up on some crimps above the ledge to begin some long pulls to a final sloper ledge rest. You can also tic-tac through some not-so-good edges. This is the “groove crimping” bolt length. Finally, come up with some trickery for the final boulder guarding the chains. Movement is just as good as Hangover, but the rock still needs some cleaning up. Felt harder than Highlife. 


Liquid Courage shares the first gold bolt hanger of Highlife, but instead of breaking left at the first bolt it continues straight up and ends on the low anchors. 4 bolts plus chains. 


4 bolts. Aluminum biners are usually on the chains.

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In the lay-down
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