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Deranged Of Late S,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Rocket Man T,S,TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Ropeless Romantic S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Space Cowboy T,S,TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Spaceman Spiff T,S,TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
St. Stephen S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Teetering On The Brink Of Madness S,TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Threshold T,S,TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Topcat S,TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Scott Ayers & Mark Hathaway (1990)
Page Views: 298 total, 7/month
Shared By: Hendrixson on May 3, 2014
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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Description

Less-than-vertical crimping leads up and past the first bolt where one must decipher a sequence to obtain a small ledge. Clip the second bolt and stretch your fingers before pulling a plated bulge with larger but less-than-ideal holds. After this the climb significantly eases in difficulty while increasing in quality. Scamper up featured, undulating rock to the chains.

Location

St. Stephen is the second route from the left. To the left is Baba Rum Raisin and to the right is Be Here Now. St. Stephen is the bolt line immediately right of the tree that encroaches upon the wall.

Protection

Approximately 7 bolts to chains. Some may find a stick clip useful as the first bolt is rather high and the sequence is not obvious.

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Nick Henscheid
Tucson, AZ
  5.11
Nick Henscheid   Tucson, AZ
  5.11
Maybe I was a bit delirious and dehydrated after a mini-epic 3hr failure to get to Middle Earth, but I really liked this climb. It's tricky and thin, and unlocking the sequences was a joy. Felt like 11+ the first 2 tries, but once the holds appear it's more like 11b. Brand new bolts (2016) from CASA. Feb 14, 2016