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Imprisoned Behind Lies 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 85'
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: Greg Barnes, Barry Hutton, 3/97
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Nov 27, 2006

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Chelly on "Imprisoned Behind Lies"


This is the first route encountered on the left side of the cliff, near the bottom of the trail. Climb the outside face of a small pillar past 2 bolts. Easy climbing leads past 8 more bolts to a three-bolt anchor. A good beginner's lead.



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By Tavis Ricksecker
Jul 5, 2007

Wierd traverse at the top. OK beginner route.. Clip Jr is better, IMO.
By liveit P
From: Mammoth Lakes, Ca
Jul 21, 2009

Kinda fun winding route, a bit of rope drag, awkward to clean when being lowered.
By Wesley Stupar
From: Glendora
Jan 2, 2011
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

This is a great little climb - easy and fun. Thrilling exposure at the top clipping into the anchors (stem on the edge of exposed slab with solid feet and a view all the way down). This was my first time back on the sharp end (after 15 years) and the first time ever for my partners and we were all very happy with it. We even set up a top-rope and our 9-12 year old boys flashed it. Easy, safe and fun.
By Lluis Penalver-Aguila
From: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Jun 2, 2011

Agreed, good beginner's lead. Straight forward up the face through 6 bolts, a little run out (but easy) towards the right for bolt 7, swings left up a mini ramp for bolts 8-10. Fun climb!
By James Barnett
From: Bishop Ca.
Feb 25, 2012

Now it's the second route encountered coming down the gully
By Gen King
Sep 25, 2015

my partner and I both tried this- thought it was the left most bolted route on the wall on the way up the central gully approach. However, really crappy start as you start on a sliding sandy slope and it is slightly inverted. I don't agree that it is a 5.6- the start was the hardest part, my partner was able to get farther than me and get past the first bolt. Maybe we were exhausted from hiking in from the North Gorge approach or pumped out from the Warm Up wall. Climbing seems easier past the 3rd bolt. But having a crappy starting point and being 5'4"- I felt like the wall was working against us.

Maybe we climbed the wrong one since the last post listed says it is now the 2nd climb from the left. But the furthest most left listed climb says it starts at the top of the Negress wall so i'm a bit confused.

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