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The Fall Line 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Eric Sorenson, Neil Hightower. 2003
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: outdooreric on Jul 5, 2007

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This route is not listed in the 3rd Edition. It starts just left of Stoic Tree Arete and climbs up the nice orange face to the left of the arete. Toward the top, it squeezes that climb and shares the anchor. This climb was originally done without any bolts. It was then retrobolted without permission by an anonymous party the next year.


Bolts, many of which can be skipped.

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By MisterE Wolfe
From: Bishop, CA
Jun 20, 2015

Pretty squeezed bolt line - and, as stated natural protection is readily available right next to bolts.

Additionally, the forced bolt-line to the left at the crux makes it even more contrived - since it re-joins Stoic Tree Arete both there and at the anchors.

That being said, it has some fun moves - but should have just been left as the obvious top-rope or trad-lead route that it originally intended to be.

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