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Deceiver completes a one pitch route that uses two bolts previously placed by unknown climbers. 30ft of face climbing shifts to well-protected, slab climbing above. Crux is passing the first clip and turned out to be deceptively easier than it appeared. Solid rock all the way and surprisingly clean for this crag.
Begin just right of the start to Proud Mary
. This routes ends at the lowest rap station for PM
Ten draws and something for the double bolt anchor at the top.
By Scott Matz
From: Loveland, CO
Aug 19, 2008
This climb is worth checkin' out. Not a big fan of the Bust, but Deceiver is a great 5.9.
By Bernard Gillett
Jul 31, 2009
If you want to avoid the difficult opening moves on this pitch, start on The Brown Palace and join this route half way up. It makes for a nice 5.7 or 5.8 lead.
By Greg Sievers
From: Estes Park, CO
Jun 11, 2010
Well, the first move off the ground is super reach-dependent, and in this case awkward too, and with sharp pointy tips work. So, I've never found an "easier than it apprears" start. Perhaps solid .10 for 2 moves - or some sorta V bouldering rating? But yes, a nice moderate for the Bust area.