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Freedom Fries 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c [details]
FA: Bruno Haché, Kirk Miller, Eric Schmeer (9/08)
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Kirk Miller on Dec 3, 2008

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Carol approaching the crux, 6-28-09.

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Chase two bolts up into the corner and pull through the roofs into the dihedral. Climb on up and exit the dihedral right to pull the upper headwall.


This route ascends the left side of the red wall.


13 bolts to ring anchors.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Bruno Haché working on Freedom Fries.
Bruno Haché working on Freedom Fries.
Rock Climbing Photo: Mike beginning his send of Freedom Fries.
Mike beginning his send of Freedom Fries.

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By rob bauer
From: Golden, CO
Jun 30, 2009

I counted 13 bolts + anchors. Pretty cool!
By dameeser
From: denver
May 12, 2010

Very fun route. The rock was a little weak at the 3rd bolt, but after that it was excellent.
By Top Rope Hero
From: Was Estes Park, now homeless
Aug 3, 2015
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Very ugly, rotten rock at that B3/B4 traverse. I recommend moving left and low under all that bullshittery to the obvious match jug, then humping over the bulge from there. (All that becomes clear when you get there.) It's a pumpier move for sure, but it's basically top-rope protected from the easy bolt you can clip, AND it'll save someone's brain as that rotten shit is starting to wedge loose like-ah bad tooth....
By Dougald MacDonald
Nov 18, 2016

The move left to the jug at the fourth bolt feels like the natural way to go (not just to avoid choss) and also seemed like the crux of the climb. Fun route, but it feels a bit contrived at the top—you don't know if the good holds in the corner are "on" or if you should force yourself to use only the cool features to the right. We all used the corner! Without it, the crux of this route definitely would be on that headwall.

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