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Lovely Liana 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 130'
Original:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Frank Sanders
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Submitted By: John Gunnels on Oct 16, 2006

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Description 

Had the pleasure of doing this route with Frank and "Lovely Liana" just a few days after their first ascent. The first half of the route involves INCREDIBLY fun face moves. The second half begins with fingers to AWKWARD hands.

VERY FUN ROUTE!!


Location 

The obvious bolted face begins a few cracks left of Manifest Destiny.

Protection 

Draws, Full set of Camalots and Stoppers.


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Rock Climbing Photo: At the anchors of lovely liana.  Victory.
At the anchors of lovely liana. Victory.
Rock Climbing Photo: Bill lugg starting up lovely liana.  The roof on t...
Bill lugg starting up lovely liana. The roof on t...

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By Sean Nelb
From: Indian Creek
May 10, 2011

The bolted section on this route has some of the best, sustained face climbing on the Tower, leading into a devious crack that protects well.
By Guy H.
From: Fort Collins CO
Oct 22, 2012

There is still a little bit of flaky rock on this pitch, but the face climbing is high quality with good protection. A single set of camalots from 0.5 to #4 friend will protect the upper hand crack. Doubles from 0.75 to 3 will sew it up.