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Lie Detector 

YDS: 5.12a/b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6a C1

   
Type:  Trad, Aid, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a/b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6a C1 [details]
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Submitted By: david baker on Jan 31, 2006

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Doug making the lower portion look like cake

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Description 

Lie Detector is the perfect finger crack you can see as you walk up the road. The climb starts out overhanging and backs off to 5.10 above the slopeing ledge 15 feet off the ground. This climb is often done as an aid route.

Protection 

Use small nuts and cams on bottom of climb up to a #1 as you get higher. Bolt anchor and rap rings on top of rock


Photos of Lie Detector Slideshow Add Photo
Upper portion of Lie Detector
Upper portion of Lie Detector
About to take the Lie Detector test
About to take the Lie Detector test
Jugging the Lie Detector (5.12a or A1 10a)
BETA PHOTO: Jugging the Lie Detector (5.12a or A1 10a)
Ron Kauk - First Annual Stone Masters Competition 1986. Photo: M. Stewart
Ron Kauk - First Annual Stone Masters Competition ...
Ron Kauk at the '86 Mt. Woodson bouldering contest, here on Lie Detector (5.12a).  Photo from R. Barnes
Ron Kauk at the '86 Mt. Woodson bouldering contest...
Lie Detector
Lie Detector
S. Belford cruising the upper finger crack, 5.10a
S. Belford cruising the upper finger crack, 5.10a
Ron Kauk - First Annual Stone Masters Competition 1986. Photo: M. Stewart
Ron Kauk - First Annual Stone Masters Competition ...
  from the "BVB Collection"
from the "BVB Collection"
Ron Kauk. First Annual Stone Masters Competition 1986. Photo: M. Stewart  <br />
Ron Kauk. First Annual Stone Masters Competition 1...

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By Adam Stackhouse
Administrator
Feb 12, 2006
rating: 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a C1

As I recall, the face to right of the upper crack portion of Lie Detector went pretty easily at about 5.10- (via TR)
By Greg Cameron
Mar 11, 2006

I'm pretty sure that Rick Piggot did the first ascent.
By Stein Lundby
Sep 8, 2009

Great looking crack, lousy climb.
Starts with a few feet of very painful finger-tip crack climbing, then the climb immediately becomes trivial.
By dtomczik
From: Bishop, CA
May 11, 2010
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a C1

Fun crux moves, but do avoid the upper crack after sunset