Type: Trad, 90 ft (27 m)
FA: Larry & Beckey Treiber, Bill Sewery, Tom Kreuser, 1967 FFA: Lance & Dane Daugherty, Larry Treiber, 1968
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Shared By: Anonymous Climber on Mar 11, 2006
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Brian Boyd

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With an original rating of 5.5, after climbing it, one understands where this route got it's name. Even at it's current grade of 5.7, you might think theres still a bit of deception going on!

Stem your way up between the main wall and the boulder to reach a layback flake on the main wall. Get something in and then make the dicey-feeling move onto the main wall. Climb up the crack to a face protected by a bolt. Move out and around the left and up to a stance below a crack (bolt). Lever your way up this corner, following it up left to the base of a wide crack. This wide crack leads to the top.

Excellent climbing on this route, with moves that span the spectrum from face to crack, from laybacking to offwidth. The all-encompassing renaissance climb!


Treiber's Deception is found on the southeast corner of Tom's Thumb where a boulder forms a chimney. This is the start of the route.


Set of nuts, cams up to 4"