The Perfect Lie Back
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Lucas enjoying a perfect lay back.
If you walked up the sandy approach trail, this route will be just on your right. The first half is lie backing up a slab. The crack turns verticle at half way point, this is were the crux is.
This is to the east of the alcove area's and to the west of the sun wall
Gear to 2". Chains at the top.
The Perfect Lieback
Yes, it's perfect
The oppositional body pressure just don't stop
"Hmmm, how does this go again?"
"Oh, that's right."
A phat rest
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Matt laying it back
|Comments on The Perfect Lie Back
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 26, 2009
I know the crux is where it turns vertical, and yet I felt the crux was the start. Mainly because you launch straight into slightly slippery, pumpy liebacking with no rests for at least 20-30 feet. The crux higher up feels less strenuous because it's a couple moves (depending on height) and then you are at a great rest.
Takes mainly #.4-2 Camalots and I used a couple large nuts.
From: Reno, NV
Jan 26, 2011
My first lead and one sweet line. I think the crux is at the bottom but depending on your height it could be where the line goes vertical. Being 6 foot the vertical section was not that tough. Also, some really nice nut placements at the rests.
|By Ron Anderson|
Jun 18, 2011
First Ascent of this CLASSIC was Bill Griffin, from Gardnerville in the ealry eighties!
|By B RAD|
Dec 12, 2011
Not quite perfect IMHO.
Needs to be longer! :D
|By Jeff Schroeder|
From: Minneapolis, MN
Feb 18, 2013
Great route. Quite an approach. Don't forget that since the route is mainly lieback, it can be tricky to inspect your placements. There is a great rest in the middle of route. It is a great opportunity to set a couple bomber placements before finishing the route.
|By Connor Newman|
From: Reno, NV
May 6, 2013
I agree with the comments above that the crux is at the start, mainly because of the relative lack of feet and not being able to look at your gear. The moves up top are pretty easy, and you have a rest and bomber gear to do them unlike the laybacking at the start.