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Lewd, Crude, and Misconstrued 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Steagall, Sandefur, Werner, & Sobocan - 1990
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Submitted By: Josh Janes on Oct 1, 2003

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BETA PHOTO: Lewd, Crude, and Misconstrued 5.9+

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This is the corner on the right-hand side of the upper Black Corridor (when facing Rebel w/o a Pause). Ascend the corner (sandbag at 5.9), then step right w/ difficulty.


Six or seven bolts to a lower-off.

Photos of Lewd, Crude, and Misconstrued Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Don't go for the roof, climb through.
BETA PHOTO: Don't go for the roof, climb through.
Rock Climbing Photo: Danny from Puerto Rico on lead
Danny from Puerto Rico on lead
Rock Climbing Photo: Lewd, Crude, and Misconstrued
Lewd, Crude, and Misconstrued
Rock Climbing Photo: Adam from Sweden at the top of LC&M. Photo by Sean...
Adam from Sweden at the top of LC&M. Photo by Sean...
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up from just right of the belay...
BETA PHOTO: Looking up from just right of the belay...
Rock Climbing Photo: The tricky start of LC&M.
BETA PHOTO: The tricky start of LC&M.

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By 46and2
From: Las Vegas, NV
Aug 14, 2006
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13

This route is a must do with really fun moves but take care getting to the second clip as it's pretty dicey with awkward moves and the fall there has the potential to be nasty. I've seen many people (including myself) lead many of the 10's in the corridor and take a fall trying to get the second clip. Easy cruising terrain above and one of the longest in the corridor awaits!
By Matt McMurray
From: Castle Rock, CO
Feb 6, 2007
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13

The start is lame...
By Doug Lintz
From: Kearney, NE
Jun 4, 2009

Very awkward start, not a good route to lead if 5.9 is your limit.
By Sonnabend
From: West Saint Paul, MN
Sep 28, 2009

Brutal start on this route. I ended up down climbing off of it because I couldn't make it past the second bolt. I saw a guy climbing a 5.11 struggle with the start of this route. The rest of it looked fun though. Maybe if you stick clipped the first two bolts.
By Joe Cayer
From: Mesa, Az
Jan 19, 2010
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13

That has got to be one of the weirdest starts. I felt completely off balance getting that second clip. The rest of the route was much easier and fun.
By Brandontyrrell tyrrell
Jan 20, 2010

looks good from a far, but far from good
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Sep 21, 2010
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13

My first (and only) time up this route, I nearly broke my jaw on the starting ledge when I popped at the crux (before I clipped the second bolt). Literally missed it by an inch.

Stick clip the second bolt on this route and its worth doing, otherwise, avoid it.
By smassey
From: CO
Nov 8, 2010

All the pro bolts have been replaced with 3.75 x 1/2. the second bolt was moved down and left due to rock quality and clipping concerns, as expressed in the above posts. The anchor has not yet been replaced.
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Mar 15, 2011
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13

On 3/15/11, the ASCA replaced the anchor on this route with 1/2" x 4.75" SS 5-piece bolts and equipped it with mussy hooks.
By Chris DeWitt
From: Sacramento, CA
Mar 28, 2011
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

This route has one move that is definitely not 5.9. I'm thinking more 5.10a/b. I enjoyed the top portion, although it's much more mellow.
By Chris D
From: the couch
Jan 16, 2012

The start would seem lame if you couldn't do it.

If you primarily climb trad, this will be one of your favorite routes in the corridor. I thought it was spectacular. Most fun I've ever had on a sport route, but that's because the tricky stemming required to pass the low crux wasn't just another jug haul. I can definitely see where sport climbers would hate this. Not many climbing gyms prepare you for the opening moves. Reasonably well protected and fun!
By Vince Neil
Apr 7, 2012

Agree with above post. This is one of the most interesting routes in the corridor with unique moves and a challenging opening sequence. Definitely has a trad feel. A must do.
By Maxm
Apr 11, 2012

As stated above ^ moving to the second bolt is all friction. Have your friends take a picture as you crawl through the tunnel!
By Brittany V
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jul 19, 2012

I am not a strong 5.9 leader but I enjoyed the start and so did a friend of mine. We're both 5'4"ish. I have heard my taller male friends say that they struggled and fell at the start, so that opening sequence may just lend itself well to short flexible people for whatever reason.
By Ben Sherwin
Apr 17, 2013
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

I agree with a lot of the comments here. If you are used to trad and used to stemming you'll find this route very enjoyable. I would not have wanted to lead this route.
By Kyle Napierkowski
Apr 26, 2013

6'3" and I remember the start taking a couple tries, but I loved this route. My favorite at the Corridor, probably because I'm more of a trad guy
By David Miller
Jul 21, 2013

y'all can't handle a tricky start? I thought it was a fun warm-up with a good variety of moves
By Elliot Befus 1
Feb 24, 2014
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Interesting start until you can sink a nice deep hand jam to clip from, then an enjoyable jug haul to the top.
By Short Beta
From: Troy, MI
Mar 31, 2014

Flashed it :] Super fun. The beginning is 5.9 and the second half is 5.6 climbing.. This was my first experience with relatively spaced out bolts and that huge slab jutting into the route under me made me feel a tad nervous about the potential fall.
I, too, am short at 5'2" and didn't remember the start being too tough.
By the professor
Mar 11, 2016
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

One-move wonder at the start and at most 5.7 the rest of the way.
By John Hegyes
From: Las Vegas, NV
May 2, 2017

A hold was chipped into the rock near the first bolt, thus making this route a lot easier. I always thought this route was a sandbag and now I feel it truly is a 5.9 pitch. It's sad to see the rock marred in this way and all climbers should consider this behavior unacceptable.

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