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Stairway to Heaven 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  TR, 20'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
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Submitted By: Adam Stackhouse on Feb 13, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: Stairway to Heaven (5.12a) is in the middle of thi...

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The Climb 

This east facing route is found via a short trail to the right of The Cave formation and shares the rock with the route Alcoa. This route starts with shallow digits for hands with minimal feet in the center of the main face. It gets bouldered on occasion, but most often is TR'd. Highly Recommended

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TR, bolts


Photos of Stairway to Heaven Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Roland Wagner on Stairway to Heaven
Roland Wagner on Stairway to Heaven
Rock Climbing Photo: Casey Van Gelderen high up on Stairway to Heaven
Casey Van Gelderen high up on Stairway to Heaven
Rock Climbing Photo: Unknown climber on Stairway to Heaven (5.12a), pho...
Unknown climber on Stairway to Heaven (5.12a), pho...
Rock Climbing Photo: Greg Horvath working the left variation.    Photo ...
Greg Horvath working the left variation. Photo ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Greg Horvath making the dyno to the lip.  Photo by...
Greg Horvath making the dyno to the lip. Photo by...
Rock Climbing Photo: Tom Lindner on Stairway, 1985
Tom Lindner on Stairway, 1985

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By mlloyd
From: denver
Mar 13, 2013

By dave wave
Jul 19, 2013

There's a L start variation(looks like what these guys are doing in the video)that goes at 11+.
By cannonjtc
From: Bishop, CA
Apr 24, 2016

Save this one for a fall/winter day or wait for the shade. It's not fun to grease out of the mono in warm weather- ouch!

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