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Lead Us Not Into Temptation 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Herb Laeger, Dennis Knuckles and Jan McCollum, January 1978
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Submitted By: C Miller on Jul 6, 2002

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Near the left margin of the wall scramble to a ledge at the base of the route. Steep smears and edges past six bolts lead past to a bolted anchor/rap.

A nice climb in an out of the way location that is often overlooked because of a lengthy, rather involved approach.


6 bolts to a bolted anchor/rap (3/8")

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By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Jan 11, 2004
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

It's kinda funny- I REALLY liked this climb, but frequently don't care for others that others rave about. The moves are just hard enough to make you think, and the bolts spaced just far enough to make you think abou the consequences of failing to do so without serious concern for an injury. I found this climb to be less of a treadmill than other J-tree face routes, although some might consider it's slightly wandering nature to be a detractor.
By Bo Johnston
May 13, 2004

I went to this side of the wall to check out the route for its 3 star rating. I enjoyed the climb but found it a bit loose and flakes that are only slightly attached in the begining moves. I found the crux to be the first 25 feet or so and the rest to be sustained. Not listed on the website are two other routes on the wall that we climbed. Deliver us from evil 5.8R on the far right was really quite good. The R rating is most noticable towards the top of the route but at easy 5.8 so worries. We then TRed Chute to Kill 5.10c just to its left. (Anchors at the top are just bolt hangers so you must decend via Lead us not Into Temptation) Great route, best we climbed on the wall. I found the crux to be in the middle (where the book says 10b), the start was great and well protected and not quite 10c. A bold lead that I'd like to come back to.
By Mike Holley
From: Boone, NC
Dec 11, 2012

Very Enjoyable! Good Slab/face climbing! Steeper and more sustained then its brother to the LEft "L.Y.F.F.F" and just easier then "Godsend". Those three are like the three little bowls of oats,not hot enough, just perfectly hot and wayy to hot!! Good area!

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