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Cheap Commercial Steak Sauce, Two Fifty

5.10a, Sport, TR, 20 ft (6 m),  Avg: 2 from 33 votes
FA: Aron and Brian Quiter and Melissa Moore
California > Lake Tahoe > S Shore > Luther Spires > Right Hand Spires

Description

A shorter, more challenging route than its neighbor 'Beer and a Hotdog', 'Steak Sauce' ascends the left side of the spire with a very thin face move right above the first bolt. The rest of the climbing is about 5.8 just like its neighbor.

To get there, follow the trail to the right once you've arrived at the spires. The trail climbs up a few big boulders to 'Dog and Grigri, Two Bucks' which is easy to spot. Then the trail cuts right to Steak Sauce's spire. Start on the left side below the boulder.

Protection

Two bolts to a two bolt anchor shared with 'Beer and a Hotdog'.

You can toprope both routes walking up the back of the spire from the left.

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Cheap Commercial Steak Sauce, Two Fifty from below.
[Hide Photo] Cheap Commercial Steak Sauce, Two Fifty from below.
Brian nears to the top of Cheap Commercial Steak Sauce, Two Fifty during the first ascent.
[Hide Photo] Brian nears to the top of Cheap Commercial Steak Sauce, Two Fifty during the first ascent.

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Paul Rezucha
Alameda
  5.10a
[Hide Comment] Although a bit shorter than it's neighbor, this route still has some fun moves. Crux is between first and second bolt and is quite thin. A fun route to do after Beer and a Hotdog, Two Bucks. Aug 8, 2005
Lissa R
California
 
[Hide Comment] The second bolt is a spinner, better to not use! Instead lead the route to the right which is lots of fun, or climb up the back, and set up a top rope. May 31, 2022
Emma S
Las Vegas
[Hide Comment] Second bolt is still a spinner. Held on lead but could use a tighten :) Jun 24, 2023