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The Lizard - 5.8

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.50/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 4.50/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

An area classic this is your next step in preparation for bigger things to come, like G.M. and Princely Ambitions. This route starts at the very base of the Great Northern Slab, in the way over toproped fist crack.(Please don't toprope or protect from the "Poor Tree" anymore.) Then goes to the right, up the prominant open book, or "dihedral" as you young pups like to call 'em. Into the flared chimney, that gives climbers fits, and is the technical crux, although the chimney above is almost as hard it isn't as exposed, so it feels alot easier. From the top of the second chimney stroll left out deep cracks to the "Chains". Now Celebrate 'cause this is quite an accomplishment!!!..................... Now go do G.M. Most people go left up a 5.8 undercling imediately above the top of the first chimney instead of doing the second chimney. -Ryan B

Submitted by: ryanb on 2006-05-21
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Route ID: 12810

10 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: gochubug on 2010-05-16 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Swapped leads with ladybug. This is a terrific route but well-known as a notorious sandbag. We got up it with some rests along the way.

Added: 2010-05-17

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: Scooter12ga on 2009-08-16 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Quality Index

My first time at Index, followed, got dragged through the chimney, and took the left undercling option to the twin cracks to finish.

Added: 2009-11-05

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: blarson on 2009-06-08 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars first pitch only

Built a gear anchor at the top of the dihedral. I liked the fist jams on the bottom section and the thin crack in the dihedral itself.

Added: 2009-06-08

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: etabgunks on 2007-06-02 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Lizard

Led p2 only ... fun times.

Added: 2007-06-02

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: live2climb on 2005-03-23 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

pritty fun

Added: 2005-03-23

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