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Lichen or Leave It 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c

   
Type: Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Howard Doyle, Lotus Steele
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Submitted By: Jeremy Steck on Nov 8, 2007
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Description 

If you come to the North East face and you can lead Seneca 5.8, this is the climb to do! Climb up to a large ledge and trend Left near a tree. At this point, head back Right to access the beautiful right leaning fingers to hands crack. Gear is a little skimpy to reach the tree (5.6) but from this point on it's G rated.


Location 

This is the first obvious route you come to when approaching the North East Face when approaching the East face from Roy Gap road.


Protection 

Gear < 2". Nuts and tri-cams are helpful.



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5.8 pitch of Lichen or Leave It. Circa '96. Picture shows the climb more vertical than it actually is.
5.8 pitch of Lichen or Leave It. Circa '96. Pictur...
A well guarded pocket on Lichen or Leave It
A well guarded pocket on Lichen or Leave It
Lichen or Leave It, Center of picture. <br />See lots of detail when you view full size.
BETA PHOTO: Lichen or Leave It, Center of picture.
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By jeff bryan
From: Cortez, co
Sep 9, 2008

Great love it, to me it was hard for its grade as is all of Seneca. Funny thing is people say the same to me about the Platte. So I guess what you know will always be easier

By K Baumgartner
Sep 16, 2012

A bit run out at the bottom to gain the tree, but you can you sew it up there after.

As of 16 September 2012, there is no bee hive with which to contend.

By Evan Anderson
From: Bethesda, MD
Sep 20, 2013

It's sooo goood! Best rock quality at Seneca? You decide. Oh yeah the traverse at the start is pretty spicy. You can get a marginal placement (small nut or c3).