The huge outcropping of rock that is located on the north side of the canyon.
Park right before the bridge crossing the carson river. The fortress will be on your right. Hike up the ridge line just above the boulder field.
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['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',19],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
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The Hand of God 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a CA
: Tahoe Vicinity
: ... : Wood Hood
The first pitch of this climb is the hike up to the Wood Hood. You will be well warmed up at this point, so quit dallying and get to the business!Pitch 1: It can be bypassed by easier/crappy gully climbing to the right, but that would also make you a weenie. A bolt about 10-15 feet up marks the start. Continue straight up, placing gear in intermittent cracks. Once you reach a large ledge and a downward facing tusk of rock you encounter the final business of the route with testy, technical, crumb...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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BETA PHOTO: A view of The Fortress.
BETA PHOTO: This shows the hike up to The Fortress in the midd...
BETA PHOTO: A view of the approach to The Fortress. Looking do...
|By Milton Mugambe|
Apr 24, 2009
Perfect Lieback is an excellent climb with a botched bolted anchor. Some with some time and know-how should renovate the anchor of this popular climb.
From: Lyons, CO
Jun 4, 2009
We just did The Perfect Lieback today and I didn't notice anything wrong with the anchor chains, maybe its been taken care of already.
Jul 8, 2009
Clean enough to eat off of.
|By Ron Anderson|
Jun 21, 2011
original rap bolts werent botched, but rather put in a convinient rap location. The climb was traditionally anchored.
|By ben pope|
Nov 22, 2013
Ron (or anyone), do you know what the OW/squeeze to the left of Boulder Than You Think goes at?