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Stepping Stone 

YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Rob Robinson, Pat Perrin, 1986
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Submitted By: Rob Dillon on Dec 31, 2006

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upper arete

Description 

Stepping Stone is the arete to the right of Golden Gloves/Precious Orr.

Begin to the right of the arete by popping over a low roof and sketching upwards on tenuous face moves, hoping to prevent a seemingly imminent groundfall with judicious insertion of the dinky stuff until security arrives up and left in the form of some thank-your-deity-of-choice juglets. Easy and well-protected ground leads to a committing situation on the arete, at which point you'll want to begin channelling your inner sport-climber and fire for the top like you mean it. Good pro is there for the taking, but it'll cost you some burn time on those forearms...

Etiquette 

Ringbolts at the top make it really easy to pull the rope and ensure your partner the same character-building experience. They'll thank you, later.

Protection 

The usual stuff. A #7 HB offset can deckproof the downstairs business, but who carries those?


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so french
so french
Above the dinky stuff approaching the pumpy stuff...and about to get off route...rookie.
Above the dinky stuff approaching the pumpy stuff....

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By bbrock
From: Al
Jan 26, 2008

Excellent route description. This is one of the best single pitches you will do anywhere. Place your pro well on the bottom section.
By TomCaldwell
From: Clemson, S.C.
Oct 24, 2011

Save brown tri-cam or red metolius up high for that crazy little pod. You can definitely get about three nuts in at the crux. Offset brass, steel, and stoppers work great.