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Liberty Route 

YDS: 4th French: 1 Ewbanks: 2 UIAA: I ZA: 2 British: M 1b M1

   
Type:  Trad, Mixed, Alpine, 4500'
Original:  YDS: 4th French: 1 Ewbanks: 2 UIAA: I ZA: 2 British: M 1b M1 [details]
FA: Joel Ryan
New Route: Yes
Season: spring
Page Views: 228
Submitted By: Joel Ryan on Apr 20, 2016

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Description 

From Horton Lakes Trailhead, follow the trail until the crossing at Horton Creek. Head north along the creek, bushwhacking until the entrance of the col can be seen. Head up the col until the start of the snow. Follow the most obvious line, and avoid the bowl on the right. The slope gradually steepens from 30 degrees to 65 degrees, before depositing you on a rock band (snowfall dependent) just below the summit. Climb through the rock band, being cautious of loose rock, until the summit is reached. Descend off the backside using the Horton Lakes trail.

Location 

Approach from the Horton Lakes Trailhead

Protection 

Solo it if you're comfortable on high angle snow and chossy mixed climbing, bring snow pickets, a rope, and a light rack if you aren't


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By Todd Townsend
From: Bishop, CA
May 16, 2016

I'm pretty sure that this line was skied the last time we had a big snow year. (2010-2011?) I don't know if they went all the way to the summit or not. Regardless, it's an obvious line, good job getting it done. It's a long way up there!

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