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Generally, little has been said about the approach ramp to the Steck-Salathe', even though at least one highly skilled 5.11 leader has fallen to his death here. In this photo, Nurse Ratchet negotiates the most exposed section of the approach, a 5th class area of disintegrating grassy hummocks. We fixed our rope across this section the day before the climb to speed our approach the next morning.<br>
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Bruce Bindner
Jun 10, 2009
Generally, little has been said about the approach ramp to the Steck-Salathe', even though at least one highly skilled 5.11 leader has fallen to his death here. In this photo, Nurse Ratchet negotiates the most exposed section of the approach, a 5th class area of disintegrating grassy hummocks. We fixed our rope across this section the day before the climb to speed our approach the next morning.
 
King Tut
Citrus Heights
King Tut   Citrus Heights
Totally off route for the approach. 5 days ago
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
Bruce...I have to agree with Michael and the rest here. This does not look like the approach we followed, which was rocky and had very little vegetation on it. Jun 29, 2015
michael s...
Denver, CO
michael s...   Denver, CO
What in god's green earth is going on here? If you are coming up on terrain that looks like this you are going the wrong way. We were more or less on solid rock from the beginning of the ramp to the base of the climb. Jun 20, 2014

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