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Church Bowl Lieback 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Salamanizer on Oct 11, 2006
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follows low angle thin crack to the right of Uncle Fanny. Some 4th class to get to start. Lieback the whole way. Gets real thin in spots. Easily lead with just a set of nuts. Hold them up and it will suck one in almost anywhere.


Cams .3"-1" Can be done with a set of nuts

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By Paul Hunnicutt
From: Boulder, CO
Oct 24, 2006
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

This is a short, but surprisingly fun lieback. You can TR the 5.7 chimney/crack to the left form the same anchors, which is a much less aesthetic route - but good for your groveling work.

By M.Morley
From: Sacramento, CA
Jun 15, 2007

A single rope rap (100') with a little bit of easy downclimbing gets you back to the ground.

By Osprey
From: ...
Jan 21, 2012

FA: unknown, by 1987

By Eric "Pig" Varley
Apr 8, 2014
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

Very fun route with straight forward lieback climbing. If leading it on nuts, bringing a few extra medium (finger) sized nuts would be ideal. I was on a set of BD nuts and only had the smallest 2 and largest 2 left over at the end of the route. I also brought some small cams (C3 #0-#2), which came in handy after I accidentally kicked a piece out while firing the crux.