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Columns (aka Skinner Butte)
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
3rd Column Jam T,TR 
4th Column Jam T,TR 
Bat Crack T,TR 
Crack a No Go T 
Fat Crack T 
Hard Lieback T 
Left Ski Track T,TR 
Limp Dick T 
Main Chimney T,TR 
Satisfaction T 
Transportation Route T,TR 

Hard Lieback 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 35'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
Season: When Dry
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Submitted By: Karsten on Jan 25, 2006

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Hard Lieback lies between Satisfaction and Fat Crack on the right side of the wall. The thin crack is not usually laid back as the name implies. It may be easier for small fingers.


wires, cams to 2 inches

Chains at top

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By Mark K
Oct 30, 2010

Better than fat crack in my opinion. Perfect blue tcu's most of the way to a nice hand crack at the top. My favorite at the columns.
By Brian Scoggins
From: Boise, ID
Aug 18, 2013
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

This route vascillates between perfect fingerlocks and super-tight-hands, with one or two ring-locks thrown in for good measure. It has two cruxes that come right after an awesome jug, and right before perfect hands, respectively.

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