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Routes in Steins Pillar

NE Face (5.8 C2 or 5.11a) T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C2
Rocket Ride S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Tammy Jo Memorial S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13
West Face Route (5.10d or 5.6 A3) T 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
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Climbing on Steins Pillar dates back to the '50's with multiple, multi-day attempts to finally make the summit via the NE Face. This vertical museum of fixed protection now goes free at sandbag 5.11a, yet most ascents still use some aid.  
The West face is now the standard route for free climbing.  It's a spectacular, stiff for the grade, sketch trad experience, that isn't soon forgotten.  
The best route on the pillar, the Tammy Jo route, ascends a sustained, 5.11+ arete, all the way to the top.
All routes have fixed anchors with modern bolts and can be descended with a single, 70 meter rope.  If topping out, the NE face is the standard descent route.  

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Classic Climbing Routes at Steins Pillar

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C2
 6
NE Face (5.8 C2 or 5.11a)
Trad, Aid 5 pitches
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 11
West Face Route (5.10d or 5.6 A3)
Trad 2 pitches
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13
 3
Tammy Jo Memorial
Sport 3 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
NE Face (5.8 C2 or 5.11a)
 6
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C2 Trad, Aid 5 pitches
West Face Route (5.10d or 5…
 11
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
Tammy Jo Memorial
 3
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13 Sport 3 pitches
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