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69.5 Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Corner T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Crack T,TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
D's Dry Dream S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Death of Innocents (aka Chick Filet) S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Don't Pout 'Cause Yer Down 'n Out T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Don't Pout Climb Up and Out T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Drinking Wine with the Chinese (aka The Jizzler) T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Hate Hate (aka Whiskey Run) S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Henry Spies the Line S,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
High Plains Whimper S,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Ian Murders Another Route T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Ian and Pat Spy Yet Another Easy Line T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Kevin Spies the Line S,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Kevin's Trad Line T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Let's Wake up Ronnie and Barb T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Lying on the Ground S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Mind Mantel Arete S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Moment of Weakness S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Pigeon Pile Pinnacle S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Redrum T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Risky One (aka Best Route EVER!) S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Sleeper T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Table Top T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Umph T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Unknown at TT Area S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
When In Doubt T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Sport
FA: Guy Lords and Ken Trout, 1991
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Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Sep 11, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This is a three [now seven] bolt boulder problem can be started from the same stance as D's Dry Dream. This is Lying on the Ground. Gun for the nice ledge at 15 feet. It is reasonably easy to get the first two clips, but the third requires moving up to it first. This will net you a good clipping jug on the right. Nice problem with some specific beta.

Eds. note a subsequent, duplicate submission by Carolyn had been added & now deleted to help organize the database.

Protection

Originally 3 bolts & anchor. As of now, it apparently has been extended and includes 7 bolts.

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Leo Paik
Westminster, Colorado
  5.11+
Leo Paik   Westminster, Colorado  
  5.11+
That jug to the right now wiggles significantly. May 8, 2013
Mark Roth
Boulder
 
Mark Roth   Boulder
 
NOTE to pocket driller: Use a bigger bit next time. I couldn't fit my fingers in!
Just kidding, chipping sucks.... Jan 29, 2010
Jay Eggleston
Denver
  5.11c
Jay Eggleston   Denver
  5.11c
The drilled pocket spoils the fun of some really good climbing. Jan 29, 2010
Derek Lawrence
Bailey
 
Derek Lawrence   Bailey
 
Contrived. Drilled pocket between 1st and 2nd bolts. 4 bolts total. May 12, 2008
Ken Trout
Golden, CO
 
Ken Trout   Golden, CO
 
FIRST ASCENT: Guy Lords and Ken Trout, 1991.

This is an eliminate problem. We went directly up the arete from the ground. No traversing in from the left! It used to have three bolts, now it has four.

I once saw a rattlesnake fall down this route and land on my pack in full buzz. There were a few little pebbles that came down first, warning us to keep our mouths closed.

The route name has to do with John Sherman's saying: "The ground doesn't lie." His point being that all climbers who use ropes and claim hard ascents are liars. We knew Sherman had been hurt bouldering and so Guy came up with the name "Lying on the Ground". Our point being that climbing hard stuff without a rope is for suckers. Nov 29, 2007
Why is this route given a PG-13 grade? There are 4 bolts on a barely 30ft. route. The first one is low and I'm sure if you hung from each bolt, you could reach the next with little effort or reaching. I skipped the second bolt though, which may be the retrobolt Leo is referencing. Addendum: this comment was in reference to another posting of the same route. Feb 10, 2007
Leo Paik
Westminster, Colorado
  5.11+
Leo Paik   Westminster, Colorado  
  5.11+
Now, it's been a long time (10+ yrs), but my recollection of this route was it had 3 bolts, it was very short like 30' (fit my attention span at the time). Mark Rolofoson's old 1995 guide indicated it as such. Did it change? Addendum: this comment was in reference to another posting of the same route. Nov 12, 2006