Elevation: 7,632 ft
GPS: 39.987, -105.438 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Ben Mottinger on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Seasonal Closure / 2020 Update Details

Description

Stepping Stones is the crag at the west end of Nip and Tuck. It has a cobblestoned southwest face with one old route, also called Stepping Stones. The East Tower is inconspicuous, barely noticeable from the road, but harbors two nice routes on granite with great friction. El Barrio is a good bouldering area.

L->R (best guess):

A. Contortionist's Pleasure, 9, 1p, 30', bolts & gear.
BA. Unknown, 9, 1p, 35', bolts.
C. Unknown Variation, 10-, 1p, 35', bolts.
D. Turkey Neck Direct, 11+, 1p, 50', bolts.
E. El Gallito, 11, 1p, 40', bolts.
F1. Pinche Guey, 12, 1p, 45', bolts.
F2. Magie Noire, 11, 1p, 40' bolts.
GF. Warlock Pinchers, 12-, 1p, 42', bolts.
H. Quebec Connection, 11-, 1p, 50', bolts & gear.
I. El Barrio, V8, pad.
J. Stepping Stones, 7, 1p, 120', gear.
K1. Cruisin' For Neo's, 10+, 1p, gear.
K2. Gravel Pilot, 9 R, 1p, gear.
L. Barney Rubble Pile?, 11, 1p, gear.
M. How Would We Know?, 6 A2, 1p?, gear.

Getting There

It's 10.5 miles from the start of the canyon, on the right side in the middle of a turn to the right. Parking is limited directly underneath, but there is parking further along. This picture is looking East.

You can also park and Nip and Tuck and walk up the road to the guard rail, and cross the guard rail to get to the crag.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Stepping Stones

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V8-9 7B+
 22
El Barrio
Boulder
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 30
Magie Noire
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 26
Pinche Guey
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 4
Warlock Pinche
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
El Barrio
 22
V8-9 7B+ Boulder
Magie Noire
 30
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Pinche Guey
 26
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Warlock Pinche
 4
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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