Chimes of Freedom

3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
 8a+

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One of the more popular hard routes at the Tor. There are several methods to pull around the bottom roof, all are hard and powerful. Some lower-off at the first break above the roof for an 8a tick, but the wall above is superb and considerably easier (7c), to finish at a lower-off in a scoop.
FA. Andy Pollitt 1986. The initial roof had a huge block on it which made the route much easier. It was reclimbed by Ben Moon in 1990 after this had fallen off. FA. (Free and Easy) Chris Craggs, Colin Binks, Martin Veale 1982

USER COMMENTS

Only 8a really if you finish at the first lower off, but the moves are still really good.
Rupert - 10/Feb/02

agree,only 8a to lower off above lip.
simon - 14/Feb/02

I second the above comments, but the moves are awsome as few as there maybe!
nick - 04/Mar/02

moving left to to belay is very thin due to hold
snappage. The top section is some what indifferent
to the start, making the first break a popular
bail off point. NEW RESIN BOlTS AND BELAY.
kristian - 11/Jul/02

Maybe 8b to go to the top belay now due to the missing holds just before the belay.
Ru - 14/Sep/02

Now reaches the belay via an extra bolt and a straight up continuation where it used to trav left, trav left when level with the belay. Still 8a+ this way. Very loose flake needs gluing midway up headwall.
jon fullwood - 16/Jul/04

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