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Bill Steal

5.6, Trad, 180 ft,  Avg: 2.9 from 56 votes
FA: unknown
Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Valley Massif
Access Issue: Dirt roads reopened as of June 2014 Details

Description

This route ascends the S side of the valley massif just left of large, left-facing corner (hooker).

There is a nice, bouldery, double crack start that allows the belayer to escape the sun somewhat. Its probably 5.7ish. Otherwise, scramble up slabs to a ledge to belay.

Follow a stellar crack (mostly hands) up the face and exit through an easy slot. Belay in the shady cave area.

Walk off easily to the climbers right and back down.

Protection

Gear to three inches, eats nuts.

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Great sunset looking south from belay ledge.
[Hide Photo] Great sunset looking south from belay ledge.
Here is a shot of the base of the route.
[Hide Photo] Here is a shot of the base of the route.
Kevin leading.
[Hide Photo] Kevin leading.

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nolteboy
Fort Collins, CO
 
[Hide Comment] On a cool morning, this is a great route to soak up the sun and get limbered up on. Jun 3, 2005
molony
 
[Hide Comment] Pretty much comparable to a miniature of Ed's Crack. Feb 20, 2008
[Hide Comment] A pair of rap anchors has now been added left of the crack so people ropes do not get stuck and so people stop rapping off of the manky old slings. Aug 9, 2010
Rodger Raubach
Loveland, CO
  5.6
[Hide Comment] This route has a tendency to get vegetated up in the Spring. Other than dealing with the veggies, a nice route. Aug 30, 2012
Garret Nuzzo-Jones
Salt Lake City, UT
 
[Hide Comment] The listing is for 180 feet, but the chain anchors allow you to easily lower down with a 70m. Pretty sure a 60m would also lower off fine. Aug 25, 2014
[Hide Comment] You can lower w a 60m. Jul 13, 2015
Tim Kessel
Fort Collins
  5.7
[Hide Comment] Great route for learning how to jam! The views are so good also! Jul 9, 2017