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Mikey Schaefer, belayed by Kate Rutherford, does the first free ascent of Thin Red Line on Liberty Bell...Route Info:.Thin Red Line (5.9 C2 or 5.12 C).On Liberty Bell, Washington Pass, Washington. El 7,720'..FA July 29, 1967 by Jim Madsen and Kim Schmitz at Grade V 5.9 A3.FFA September 15, 2008, Kate Rutherford and Mikey Schaefer at 5.12c..One bolt was replaced on the original route. A new variation was added to skirt the pendulum pitch; X# of bolts placed on this pitch. Several pitons were fixed to increase safety for free climbers; Mikey requests aid climbers leave these in place so free climbers can simply walk up to the route and safely climb it. However, he acknowledges it will be up to the traditionalists to decide if they can tolerate safe free climbing on a classic aid line.
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