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Kindergarten Cop 
One Less Mouth To Feed 
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Step Child 

Step Child 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Mike Rigney & Dave Bridges, June 1990
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Submitted By: Bill Olszewski on Sep 22, 2007
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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.

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Julie cruising after the crux of Step Child, 5.8
Julie cruising after the crux of Step Child, 5.8
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By Shrub
Jul 22, 2010

The anchors on top of this climb (shared with Kindergarten Cop) are loose. Bring some small gear to back them up.