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Routes in The Steeple

Center Route, The T 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a PG13
East Face of The Steeple, The T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
Regular Route T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Sail, The T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
West Corner T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
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Type: Trad, 115 ft
FA: Milton Mugambe/Taylor Lamoreuax
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Shared By: Milton Mugambe on Jun 25, 2010
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

This left-leaning crack system requires good route finding skills as well resposible gear placements. There is just enough protection to keep the leader safe, however, the leaning nature coupled with the contour of the slope below make "decking" a possibility until about 2/3rds of the way up the climb. Also. the fact that the climb crosses some corners, makes protecting the follower from a crippling swing a must. This multi-crux climb is fantastic but for solid 5.10 leaders only.

Location

The sail is located around the corner from the large boulder barrier. From the boulder barrier in the west gully below the west face routes of the Steeple, walk left(east) along the Catwalk and around the corner to the "toe" of the east face side of the Steeple. The angling crack rises just to the left of the "toe" and follows the leaning crack across some right-facing corners a parallel hand crack in a clean right-facing corner leads to a ledge below a thin, slightly broken crack. (a shallow #4 Camelot protects the initial moves off the ledge). Climb the thin crack to a chain anchor to the left of a small tree. Beware of some looseness at the final moves. Lower straight down with a seventy meter rope.

Protection

Wires, TCU's and cams 3/8" to 3". (3)each 1/2" to 1" Include 1 #4camelot for final face crack finish. Many draws and long runners.

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