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Routes in Area 51

Abducted S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Adam S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Alien Autopsy T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Alien Invasion T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Alien Observer T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Black Ops T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Cattle Mutilation S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Close Encounters S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Cosmic Debris S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Crop Circles S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Death Star S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Dreamland S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
ET (Extra Trad) T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Eagle Has Landed, The T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Earth First (We'll Log the Other Planets Later) S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Erased Memory T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Event Horizon S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
First Contact S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Friend or Alien T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Hoss S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
It Taint Human S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Lies and Deception T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Little Grey Men S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Luna S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Mars S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Men in Black S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Mothership, The S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Open the Pod Bay Door HAL T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Out of this World S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Ponderosa S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Probe T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Resistance is Futile S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Rocketman S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Roswell T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Shape Shifter S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Solar Flair T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Stargate T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
Sunspot T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Take Me to Your Leader T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
To Boldly Bolt where No Man has Bolted Before S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
UFO S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Uranus Has Rings T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Vulcan Mind Meld S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
War of the Worlds S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
We Are Not Alone S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Wormhole T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Young Jedi S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: dmPete on Jun 15, 2015
Admins: Nate Ball, Micah Klesick

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Description

A difficult opening move gives way to a relaxed, wide crack. Half way up the route, take a sit down rest, then launch into the bolted face climb. The first two thirds of this bolted section climb a fantastic line of crimps and jugs through a shallow overhang. Once you've pulled the lip, though, "Lies and Deception" earns its grade...and name...easily with a short but thin and technical finish on a surprisingly bald face. Enjoy the whip!

Stellar movement, satisfying holds, and great bolt placement make this route another fantastic Area 51 climb!

Location

In Pod #1, just left of Alien Observer, in the right hand side of the hollow where the "Wormhole" crack line is. Look for a very low first bolt (probably clippable from your tip toes if you're tall).

Protection

Cams protect the 5.9/10a crack for the first half of the route (up to 3"). Eight quick draws and bolted anchor (including the very low starting bolt).

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dmPete
 
dmPete  
 
Incredibly fun route! Feels like the 11c-level version of its stellar neighbor to the right, "Alien Observer." The jugs in the roof are so satisfying, and the crimpy face climbing below is fantastic too! A great introduction to the grade!

The lower half can be nicely protected with .4", 1" and 2" BD cams.

I found the face following the last bolt to be a distinct crux...but finding the right hidden holds (as usual at Area 51) make all the difference. The last face isn't that bad once you find them! Jun 15, 2015