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Stairway to Hayden 

YDS: 4th French: 1 Ewbanks: 2 UIAA: I ZA: 2 British: M 1b

   
Type:  Trad, Alpine, 2000'
Original:  YDS: 4th French: 1 Ewbanks: 2 UIAA: I ZA: 2 British: M 1b Easy Snow [details]
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Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
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Submitted By: Craig Martin on Jun 27, 2013

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BETA PHOTO: The general route of the Stairway to Hayden.

Located in a National Forest Fee Area MORE INFO >>>

Description 

If you are looking for a good day hike in the Uintas, this may be it. Allow for 2.5 - 3 hours to the summit.

Follow the approach info to the Iron Hayden Wall. From the base of the wall head right and up into a wide couloir. Hike up this couloir until it ends staying mostly on the left side and following a staircase of mostly solid rock. At the top, climb a short 4th class step on the left to get out of the couloir. Continue up a ridgeline heading for the summit (South) ridge. Follow the South ridge to the summit.

Descent: Reverse the route.

Location 

Hayden Peak west face.

Protection 

This route consists of mostly hiking with some scrambling and lots of exposure. In spring and early summer much of this route will be under snow. Bring appropriate gear for exposed snow climbing at that time.


Photos of Stairway to Hayden Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down the actual Stairway to Hayden. Easy b...
Looking down the actual Stairway to Hayden. Easy b...
Rock Climbing Photo: Fixed piton and rope.
Fixed piton and rope.
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down the short 5th class section of the Di...
Looking down the short 5th class section of the Di...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Direct South Ridge climbs through this exposed...
The Direct South Ridge climbs through this exposed...
Rock Climbing Photo: Another view of the South Ridge Direct.
Another view of the South Ridge Direct.

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