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Lizard King 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Troy Mayr, Bob Bolton (Aug '08)
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Submitted By: Bryan G on Aug 27, 2011

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Rick G leading Lizard King.

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This is one of the easiest routes at the Beach. Lizard King is in the middle-ish of Left Wall. It's defining characteristic is a right-facing flake about 7 feet off the ground. The first clip is kind of high, but it's not that scary because this flake makes the last bit of climbing easy. After that it's slab climbing up to the anchors.


5 bolts, 2 bolt anchor/rap.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Shelley leading Lizard King.
Shelley leading Lizard King.
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Rick leading Lizard King.
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By J Smith
Sep 5, 2011
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Fun route, good way to start the day and get your head into slab climbing. Felt a tad bit hard for the 5.9 rating.
By Randy in Ridgecrest
From: Inyokern, CA
Apr 25, 2012
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

I hesitate to uprate but this line seems as hard as the routes on either side.
By Dave Stimson
From: Pincher Creek
Jul 2, 2017

The fourth bolt has been pulled out about half an inch. It's not very inspiring for a slab warm up! If anyone was up there, it's be a good candidate for some work..

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