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Liberator Ridge Rock Climbing 


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Location: 40.62953, -111.73965 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Liberator Ridge is the west-most of the three ridges that form the Gully of Higher Education Area. At present, all known routes are on the west face. The lower part of Liberator Ridge is made up of unstable, dark shale bands, but just a bit higher is a hundred foot stretch of some of the best, bullet-hard quartzite in BCC. This is the locale for all currently reported routes.

Getting There 

The approach is ugly. Thrash up through the trees and steep scree on the left side of the ridge for about 400 feet. The trees thin out as you get closer to the routes, but the walking still ain’t fun. Fifteen or so minutes to the base of the climbs.

Climbing Season

For the Gully of Higher Education Area area.

Weather station 2.5 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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The Liberator 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : Liberator Ridge
If The Liberator were on Challenge Buttress, it would be the most climbed 10a in BCC. It pieces together a cool set of features, all on superb rock. Climb past six bolts to chains. The Ruckmans’ 1998 guide says of the route, “devious.” Probably best for the experienced 5.10 leader; the bolts are 27 years old and have SMC hangers....[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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