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Routes in (d) Deception Pillar

Brilliant Disguise T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Deception Pillar T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Great Pretender, The T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Running a Rig TR 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
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Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: Jonny Woodward and Darrell Hensel, 1986
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Shared By: Darrell Hensel on Jul 10, 2008
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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This is a very good route with hard, steep, and tricky climbing on it.

Climb past a couple of bolts (5.10) to the start of the steep section. There may still be doubled bolts protecting the crux if the route has not had it's bolts replaced yet. A large knob up and right is the obvious goal. A difficult sequence (12b) gets one to the knob. Be careful with the knob as it's not the most solid thing around. A strange sequence of moves (11c) is encountered at the last bolt before the belay ledge.

Continue up the second pitch of Deception Pillar.


Lower right side of Deception Pillar.


Bolts on pitch 1. Thin to 2" and slings for pitch 2 (Deception Pillar).



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