Type: Sport, 50 ft (15 m)
FA: Chris Miller, Nathan Mitts & Pete Paredes, July 2001
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Shared By: C Miller on Dec 8, 2006 · Updates
Admins: C Miller, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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The right side of Motherlode Rock's north face is home to this fine route up the striking northwest arete, which from the west looks like the head of a giant lizard.

Start in a shallow right-facing corner around and right from Smackdown and climb up and slightly left to a stance atop a pillar. Above the pillar the climb goes slightly right to gain the arete proper which goes slabby after a few moves and leads to the base of a short headwall. The next moves are the crux and involve moving off a good left hand in a shallow corner as your right hand pinches the arete to gain a horizontal (the Lizard's mouth) and then the anchors (these last moves are somewhat reachy).

Good exposure, enjoyable movement and quality rock make this a route to seek out on this portion of Motherlode Rock.

Location Suggest change

Right side of the north face on the obvious sharp arete.

Protection Suggest change

4 bolts, sport anchors