Type: Sport
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Carl Schaefer on Jun 17, 2017
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Belie Black looks dirtier than it climbs, but it is an enjoyable warm-up. Start right of a right-facing corner (with a tree on top), climb up over a small roof, and lieback your way to the anchor.

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Location

At the far left end of Oceanic Wall, this [was] the leftmost bolted line.

Protection

Seven bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.

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Matt B
Boulder, CO
  5.9-
Matt B   Boulder, CO
  5.9-
For reference, this is no longer the leftmost bolted route on Oceanic Wall. There are at least 2 other bolted routes a few meters to the left of this route.

That being said, don't climb this route. It's pretty terrible. The bolting is some of the worst I've seen (which is not much, admittedly), and the pine tree is a huge pain in your butt. Also, this definitely didn't feel like 5.8 to me based on other Boulder Canyon climbs.

This was the least fun route I've ever climbed outside. Save yourself, and find another route to warm up on. Jul 10, 2017
zeb
Denver, CO
  5.8
zeb   Denver, CO
  5.8
Matt is correct that this is no longer the leftmost bolted route on Oceanic Wall, but I disagree with the rest of his comments. The bolting was fine and the tree was avoidable. If you've never done a layback, this route may feel harder than 5.8, but otherwise this is a decent route with some enjoyable laybacking. Mar 18, 2018
Mark E Dixon
Sprezzatura, Someday
Mark E Dixon   Sprezzatura, Someday
This is, in fact, currently the leftmost bolted route on the Oceanic Wall, just left of Encore and uphill from In Your Dreams. The next route left is Mantra on the Icon.

Belie is a good route, interesting, and similar in style to other routes on the wall, requiring good footwork, creative routefinding, and techniques not often learned in the gym. The bolting is just fine. Reaching the bolt above the tree seems intimidating, but it isn't as distant as it looks. Unpleasant tree wrestling can be avoided by using the hanging flake on the right before stepping back left. Jul 1, 2018