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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
Page Views: 82 total · 1/month
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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Description [Suggest Change]

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.

Location [Suggest Change]

Lower right side of Deception Pillar.

Protection [Suggest Change]

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



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