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Routes in The Steep

Ashes S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Blue Note S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Bunkweed S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Chossy Offwidth S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Delt Melt S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Dr. Evil S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Fat Bastard S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Glenn's Route S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Goldmember S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Green Monster/George of the Jungle Var. S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Johnny Rotten S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Mini-me S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
SE Face S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Slappin the Johnson S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Spiderman S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Stepping Into Blue Sky S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Stone Free S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Ten Years After S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Tony's Route AKA Cres-sent S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Two Birds Too Stoned S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Unknown S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
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Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: JBaker, Cres "Snyderman" Snyder, Aug 1999
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Shared By: jbak . on Apr 10, 2006
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland

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Lots of pump, lots of action, overhangs about 10 feet.


On the "back side" of the crag. Just left of Goldmember.




Tucson, Arizona
eMurdock   Tucson, Arizona
John, thanks for the wonderful route. Jun 18, 2006
1Eric Rhicard
1Eric Rhicard   Tucson
Warm fuzzies, atta boys and a group hug to everyone involved. This is a stellar climb that is in your face and makes you hang on for a long time after the crux. Total sandbag at 5.11. Jun 26, 2006
Phoenix, AZ
K-Tanz   Phoenix, AZ
Pretty sweet route. A long line of thought provoking pumpy granite with unique movement. Most definitely sandbagged at 5.11 but in-line with the grades of the other routes in the area. Definitely will need to work some endurance before coming back for this one Apr 21, 2011
Awesome route, only 2 stars for me though, pulled off a nice handful of rock just under the final roof. Fun fun fun moves though, I'll go back for this one when it isn't so damn windy May 30, 2011
Littleton, CO
Hendrixson   Littleton, CO
I bypassed the brutal crimps by venturing left to the undercling after the forth bolt. Definitely easier but perhaps not in the spirit of the route? Sep 17, 2011
jbak .
jbak .   tucson,az
Mike K... way to go ! And thanks for the mussys.

A couple of _very_ experienced locals (who never post on MP) have hinted to me that the route may be 12a. You are the first to be brave enough to say it here. Maybe a hold broke since I did it ?

I think we watched you send as we hiked out yesterday. You were at the upper rest so long we couldn't tell if you were flora or fauna !! Oct 23, 2017
Mike Kane
Tucson, AZ
Mike Kane   Tucson, AZ
Thanks John! And thanks again for the info on where to buy mussy hooks (Loews at broadway and kolb or lists them as snap hooks.)

And yea, I made sure my belayer was awake when I left that rest. Thankfully Matt is patient man :)

As for the grade, I think the difficulty is more a result of the continuous stream of 11 moves than any one particularly hard sequence. My guess is you were just super-fit when you did the FA! Oct 23, 2017
1Eric Rhicard
1Eric Rhicard   Tucson
Flora or Fauna, hahaha! Oct 23, 2017

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