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Three Giant Steps 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 85'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Jack Marshall, Sam Owings
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Submitted By: susan peplow on Jan 28, 2007
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BETA PHOTO: Bolt Locations

Description 

Two crux sections of this route starting with the boulder start up large hueco with second crux midway as you ascend a bulge section.

Follow bolt line crossing over two other formation/sections of rock to what appears to be a new shut anchor which does not appear in book. Possibly two exits?


Location 

Route starts on mid-crag pinnacle under large hueco.


Protection 

9 bolts to west facing shut anchors which are accessed by ledge.



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Huecos at the start of Three Giant Steps.
Huecos at the start of Three Giant Steps.
Sombrero start Three Giant Steps
Sombrero start Three Giant Steps
"Three Giant Steps". <br />Photo by Blitzo.
BETA PHOTO: "Three Giant Steps".
Photo by Blitzo.
Who said Kate doesn't boulder?
Who said Kate doesn't boulder?
Seth just finishing the crux of Three Giant Steps
Seth just finishing the crux of Three Giant Steps
Cosmic on "Three Giant Steps". <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Cosmic on "Three Giant Steps".
Photo by Blitzo.
Starting off Three Giant steps
Starting off Three Giant steps
Bolt Locations
BETA PHOTO: Bolt Locations
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By Locker
From: Yucca Valley, CA
May 24, 2007

ALWAYS enjoy this one...

done it MANY times...

will do it MANY more most likely...

By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Mar 16, 2009

This is a fantastic route and my favorite (so far) on Boyscout Wall. The climb is broken into three sections, all with their own respectable crux. This route demands the lead climber to execute a variety of technique. Fun, fun!

By ccross
From: San Diego, CA
May 5, 2009
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

The Southern California Sport Climbing book labels this route as Make a Way (763). The route name Three Giant Steps (764) would make much more sense, I am assuming MP is correct.

By Russ Walling
From: www.FishProducts.com
May 5, 2009

The MP one is correct. The SoCal book has a fair number of errors in it.

This beta photo is correct also:
imglarge.mountainproject.com/105918648_7597ba.jpg

By Ryan D.
Dec 26, 2013

Definitely start at the huecos as the pictures show. I didn't know and started to the right in the crack's smooth wall area and I had a tough time getting up.

Also, short people may have a hard time reaching for the fourth bolt while standing on the first "step." There weren't positive footholds at the base of the second "step," so I had to stand high on my toes to reach in clip in the quickdraw.

Otherwise, tough but great climb.