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Lizard Skin (aka Blue Belly) 

YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c R

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c R [details]
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Submitted By: Tony B on Dec 27, 2003

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This route is an interesting route, but it's short length and unintersting position merit only one star. Still, if you are at this crag, it's worth a go. On the SW face, find a drastically right-leaning crack that passes to a bulge after 5M. Clim up the crack past a crux undercling, then up over the slight bulge to the jugs and edges above. The angle up top kicks back into a crack, or you can go a little further right to finish on the Alligator Lizard face. The crux move is a little awkward, but once that is passed, the climb is easy.


I soloed it, so I have never lead the route, but it appeared protectable with cams from finger to fist sized. It can be set as a TR from above with a standard selection of gear as well.

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By Pat C
From: Honolulu
Jun 11, 2009

there was a move on here that i remember being not 5.8 at all.
By Brandt Allen
From: Joshua Tree, Cal
Jun 12, 2009

This route is named Blue Belly and rated 5.9 in the Bartlett guide.
By C Miller
From: CA
Jul 4, 2009

The direct start to this is called Wally Gator (5.11).
By Pat C
From: Honolulu
Nov 4, 2009

wally gator is basically a boulder problem. The 5.11 is over after about...12ish feet, then it's 5.7.
By mhagny
Jan 2, 2017
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Harder than a 9, even by Jtree standards. Many 10a routes in the park are easier than this! Burly, awkward, but also fun in a weird way.
The gear is more than adequate.

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