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Stepping Into Blue Sky
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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|
|Not known at this time S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 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 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 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|
|Type:||Sport, 90 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||p1 - maybe TL (using the long-gone tree), p2 - JBak July '08, p1 + p2 back-to-back, Josie Wodraska, June 2012|
|Page Views:||1,868 total, 16/month|
|Shared By:||jbak on Aug 12, 2008|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
DescriptionThis Tony Lusk project is one of the best and steepest 5.11s on the mountain. Tricky, burly, sustained.
This route can be done 2 ways...
1) Original start is down on the corner and leads up to SE face at about 11b.
Eases off after the 4th bolt. Clip one more and go around the corner to a surprisingly comfy belay stance. 2nd pitch traverses left a bit more, then heads up the spectacular, forearm-testing, overhanging arete for 45 more feet to anchor. Seems 11c done this way. This is my preferred method, but...
2) (Dr. Skye) Do the finger-tearing start of Dr. Evil and head directly onto the 2nd pitch of Blue Sky. Slightly harder and eliminates the belay.