Rapture of the Steep
5.10b/c YDS 6b French 20 Ewbanks VII UIAA 20 ZA E2 5b British
Avg: 3.9 from 68 votes
|Type:||Trad, 2 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||John Steiger, Rich Thompson, Don Gallagher 1977|
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|Shared By:||Luke Bertelsen on Jul 4, 2008 · Updates|
|Admins:||adrian montano, Greg Opland, Brian Boyd, JJ Schlick, Kemper Brightman, Luke Bertelsen|
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P1 | 5.10: Follow the great hands to finger crack to a small roof. There are good jams to be found the whole way, but the only true crack moves are the fingerlocks leading to the roof. Great pro the entire way.
Pull the roof (don't fall here), clip a bolt and continue to the anchors. This is a must do for Mt. Lemmon. This pitch would be a classic almost anywhere. (~115 feet, anchor equipped with lower offs).
P2 | 5.10: Zigzag off the belay to the first bolt ~20 up. From the bolt, follow the path of least resistance/cleanest rock, generally heading left. Rock quality and protection are good, however it's a bit run out in a few places. Build a gear belay and walk off climbers right to the Aegir gully. You need to end up above the first pitch of Layback 'n Cruz (big left facing corner) to keep it 3rd/4th class.