Lieback Rock Lieback
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BETA PHOTO: Lieback
The namesake of Lieback Rock.
Lieback up a right facing rail where the rock splits from pink to grey. Get up to a finger pocket undercling. Follow undercling flake around right and then finish up the seam to the top.
Classic. Feels more like an actual trad route than a boulder since it is so long and varied. Some start on the right side of the rail for added difficulty.
Center to rigt side of Lieback Rock.
Pad and somebody to move it. Crux is start up to undercling so a pad at the start only is helpful.
BETA PHOTO: Nice layback.
|Comments on Lieback Rock Lieback
|By Tavis Ricksecker|
From: Bishop, ca
Jul 9, 2007
I heard long ago that the undercling/pocket thing is actually a manufactured hold: someone in the 70's smashed it out of the flake with a hammer. Its possible to complete the problem without using it. For maximum style points, step back left above the lip of the overhang and top out on slab.
|By James Geddes|
From: Esco, CA
May 23, 2009
Why is this marked a 'trad' route?
From: San Diego, CA
Dec 28, 2009
"May 23, 2009 Why is this marked a 'trad' route?"
I wanted to give it a YDS rating as all the Santee guides to date have. That was the only way.
Jan 1, 2012
more ridiculous examples of 5th class ratings for boulder problems. just because someone did this crap in the past does not mean it's a good idea to keep doing it. fun problem. V3
Jan 10, 2012
I was messing around on the traverse yesterday at sunset and right after the sun had set about 100 bats flew out of that crack. It scared the shit out of me because I just had my hands in the crack for the start of the traverse.
|By Trad Nanny|
Jul 12, 2012
This thing is pretty polished nowadays. Tough to feel solid.
From: el cajon, CA
Sep 13, 2012
Super classic santee climb!~!! Great fun and tough till u get the beta. Finish out above the undercling for ultimate reward! Super polished nowdays... Actually all of " mudball" is pretty classic and polished.
|By A Terray|
From: San Diego, CA
Mar 19, 2013
V2...need to convert these to V-grades
|By Logan Swartz|
Apr 9, 2013
Yes please put V scale for all boulder routes. I know old books have YDS but we can evolve from that, we are using an online climbing website on the internet. Old books YDS, MP Vscale V2
From: Oceanside, Ca
Apr 10, 2013
Funny the conversation and varied opinions on the grade of this climb. One of the more enjoyable lines at Santee in my opinion and placed in any other bouldering area would be in the solid v2 to v3 range. Yet it's in polished old school Santee so it gets 11a which is equivalent to v1. Take it for what it is, a decent boulder problem that requires a little technique and a little power. Climb it and move on to better stuff.