Cry Freedom*** 8c
[Adam Ondra Cries Freedom, 3 kb]25m.

Rockfax Description
An historically significant classic of great difficulty. The climbing is extremely sustained and technical with only the odd poor shake-out. Originally the route finished at the halfway ledge, subsequent ascents have ended at the rest out on the right above the redpoint crux. There is a link-up into Predator at 8b+ named Cry Baby that takes the undercuts left to the finish of Predator. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
The free ascent of the old aid route "Controversey"


FA. Mark Leach 1988. A superb ascent after many day's of effort to produce a route as hard as any in the World at the time.

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Photo: Adam Ondra Cries Freedom © Catherine Speakman
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This climb is in 10 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

wow, what a route! took much longer than it should have, thwarted with bad weather and silly mistakes. the send felt easy in the end. had a good knee bar at the top. props to the belayer- awesome Al got the big tick!
adamjeffs - Lead RP - 17/Jun/15 with Al

jfreeman - Lead RP - 02/Jul/14 with Richard Waterton

Hidden - Lead RP - 08/Jul/11

nickmoulden - TR dog - 03/Mar/11 with Steve Dunning

My best effort, I actually got up to the crux but was wasted. Too hard for me!
Mike Owen - Lead dog - 08/May/95 with Elaine Owen

Mike Owen - Lead dog - 07/May/95 with Elaine Owen

Mike Owen - Lead dog - 06/May/95 with Elaine Owen

Mike Owen - Lead dog - 03/May/95 with Steve Roberts

Mike Owen - Lead dog - 30/Apr/95 with Elaine Owen

Done as the former aid climb Controversy in the good old days on manky rusted bolts.
Sean Kelly - Lead - 1974 with Stafford Hemshall

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