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Lazy Boy - 5.11c

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (1)
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Lee Cunningham, 1983
Rock (Trad)
Gear to 2". A tiny blue alien is helpful if you choose to climb the right side of the flake.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11c
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


Lazy Boy is located on the West (uphill) side of Lower Eight Mile Buttress in an area known as "The Bro's Nest." This area is also home to several hard sport climbs in the 5.11 - 5.13 range. Start the route in an alcove 30 feet below a huge obvious flake. Trend right through a series of overhanging finger and hand jams until you reach the base of the flake. Two options are available here. The left side of the flake is the easiest, while the right side is harder, cooler but much scarier (several injuries have occurred from falls here). Both options end with a fun belly flop/mantle onto the top of the Lazy Boy flake. Rest up here while you can, then tackle the pumpy, overhanging hand crack, with occasional finger locks, and stems to the top. A fantastic and challenging line!

Descent Options:

Rappel off twin metolious rap hangers to the ground. Be sure to run the rope to the right of the upper crack to avoid rope jam. It is also possible to set up a fun rope swing using these anchors.

Submitted by: lithophiliac on 2011-05-12
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Route ID: 108643

1 Ascent Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.11c
  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: lithophiliac on 2011-05-09 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars An awesome trad. testpiece!

Had to really dig deep for the onsight on this one, but it was totally worth it! One of the best hard cracks in all of Leavenworth.

Added: 2011-05-13