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Step Ladder

5.6, Trad, 25 ft,  Avg: 1.5 from 2 votes
FA: unknown
Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Nautilus
Access Issue: Dirt roads reopened as of June 2014 Details

Description

Look for a wide chimney with a sweeping flake inside it formed in a dihedral directly south of Elevator. Beware of the thorny bushes at the base of the climb. Begin chimneying up the wide crack using the crack formed by the sweeping flake and the main wall for feet. Staying farther out of the chimney will help to make this climb feel like 5.6. When the chimney squeezes down to an offwidth (crux), pull into the crack using the flake and do a couple of offwidth moves to the top. Set a gear anchor.

Protection

I placed one number six Camalot and used several medium-sized cams for the anchor.

Decent

Descend an easy chimney between Step Ladder and Elevator, or scramble off to the west.