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The Patriot 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Dale Ralphs, 2003
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Submitted By: JaySnow on Mar 19, 2017

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Description 

From DB's 2016 guide: "Start in the back of the alcove with the wooden bench and move left and up to chains. Bolted on lead." Clip your first two bolts (one on very low-angle, the other another 10 feet up) then start looking left. Do not clip the next two bolts higher up the alcove -- these seem to go nowhere at all! 7 or 8 more bolts along some nice classic Castle granite up to some solid 5.9 slab.

Location 

Head up into the alcove from the wooden "benches." Watch rope drag on sharp granite.

Protection 

9 or 10 bolts to chains.


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By George Bracksieck
Apr 16, 2017

Dale Ralphs took me and Dottie Cross to this route on 9/17/06. He had already established the route and used my new rope to rap from the top and do some maintenance, while Dottie and I climbed nearby routes, including Cleft Palace and a route named "Back from Iraq" (5.8).

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