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Lying Crack

5.10a, Sport, TR, 50 ft (15 m),  Avg: 2.4 from 40 votes
FA: Greg Martinez, 1999
Utah > Wasatch Range > Central Wasatch > Big Cottonwood… > Powder Ridge Wall


Climb past the first three bolts of Deceived, edging on quartz crystals and mantling onto the ledges. Instead of taking the direct bolt line, traverse right along a ledge with minimal hands to a seam. Climb past two more bolts and make a crazy undercling to a layaway move to reach the jugs above. The crux is cool yet undeserving of the rating, and the traverse is a littly touchy, but the rest of the route suffers from a lack of interesting climbing.


Third bolt line from the left, between a chimney/cave and a left-facing dihedral. Shares the first three bolts with Deceived on the left. Rappel from a double chain anchor that is shared with Deceived.


7 bolts to a 2 chain anchor. Helmets for choss.

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Ben at the anchors of Lying Crack.
[Hide Photo] Ben at the anchors of Lying Crack.