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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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BETA PHOTO: Looking up into the alcove; the start for The Patr...

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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.


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


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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