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YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b R

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 160'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b R [details]
FA: John Wolfe and Chris Gonzalez, Nov. 1974
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Submitted By: Roger Linfield on Jul 25, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: "Freeway". A closer look. Photo by Blitz...


This is the namesake route for the wall. It is an insecure wide chute and thin face.


This route follows a large, very obvious right-slanting ramp.


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By Taryn
From: San Diego, CA
Sep 5, 2006
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R

Lord! Runout is a bit of an understatement. The beginning crack is fun, but the following chute of doom, while fun in hindsight, was SO FREAK’N’ SCARY. I had one .5 in a decent crack to start the chute and then realized the only way up was to stem. Hard stemming, on nearly nothing for feet, and the nothing kept flaking off. The climb is quite dirty on the left side. So carefully I put my palms against the wall and started making my way up, 10, 15, 20 feet above my last piece. I’ve never climbed anything quite like this in J-Tree. From the ground it looks like you could just walk up the chute: I even made the mistake of saying “this climb looks a little lame.” I shall never insult a climb again.

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