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Free Roaming 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: D. Ranck
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Submitted By: Stephen Nance on Aug 29, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: Free Roaming.


This climbs the left side of the first wall you come to. It is long, and it protected by 7 bolts to 2 bolt anchor.



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By Bowe Ellis
From: Taos, NM
Jun 17, 2008

This is a bizarre and meaningless route. It may wander up the easiest path but is far from a decent line. The third bolt protects a fall onto a ledge but without some serious short-roping I doubt the bolt would help.

My recommendation is to skip it and climb "I Can Hear You Now" - a great 5.9...

My $0.02
By Doug Lintz
From: Kearney, NE
Jun 27, 2008

I agree with Bowe. Not much point to this one.
By Jimbo
Aug 17, 2009

Did every route here. All of us thought the bulge bit was the hardest moves on the entire wall. 5.8???? Maybe a big flake broke off or something.

Silly route all in all.
By Peter Swank
From: Boulder, CO
May 8, 2010
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

Quick climb. Not too much happening after the bulge, but still fun to do. The bulge is a three move sequence, or go left for an easier way up.
By Benten
From: Denver
Sep 14, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Not the coolest thing I have climbed, the move after the ledge sucks and the bolt was pretty loose. I brought the wrong size ratchet from my car and couldn't tighten it.
From: Portland
Jun 17, 2013

No longer 5.8 after some holds above the ledge broke off.
By Lee Jenkins
From: Tucson, Arizona
Jun 20, 2014
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Crux hold broke off above the big ledge back in 2008. A one move .9+/.10a now.
By ChefMattThaner
From: Lakewood, co
Jul 7, 2014
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Definitely a 5.8 with a 5.10a crux. The 5.9 just to the left is far easier the entire way.
By Mark Waterous
From: Aspen, CO
Aug 8, 2017
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

This is an easy 5.7 if you move a couple feet left from the third bolt - this puts you pretty wide, but you can bounce off a ledge from almost every other bolt on this silly route. So it's just par for the course.

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