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If technical, delicate stemming is your bag, this routes for you. A slight notch harder than Space Mission, Steelhead features a similar, somewhat baffling stemming crux down low, followed by sustained, but easier climbing above.
This route, (like Space Mission) isn't an ideal top-roper as a climber falling off the low crux that's not getting power-belayed is likely to tickle the ground. Conversely, on lead, there is ample gear and the bottom could be easily french freed if you were unable to work out the moves.
Locate the obvious gray scar at the base of twin cracks in between Gateway and Bushwhacker. (visible in either of those routes' photos)
Lots of thin cams. I used RPs, a red Ballnut, triples of green and red C3s, doubles up to 0.5 C4s and 1 0.75. This route takes stoppers better than most of the lines at Trout and the gear through the crux is plentiful and bomber.