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