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Tom near the top of Step Child
This is the discontinuous crack system just right of Kindergarten Cop. Follow the thin crack, past a horizontal, up and right to a nice hand crack. Continue up the hand crack until it runs out, finishing up and left to the anchor for Kindergarten Cop. The crux comes early and we felt the climb was easier than the 5.8 rating given in Hidden Treasures, with most of the climb going at 5.6. A fun climb with great feet, good ledges and nice jams. Rappel to descend.
gear to 1.5", bolted anchor.
Julie cruising after the crux of Step Child, 5.8
BETA PHOTO: STEP CHILD 5.7 TRAD
Jul 22, 2010
The anchors on top of this climb (shared with Kindergarten Cop) are loose. Bring some small gear to back them up.