Type: Trad, 90 ft
FA: Mark Sprague, Amy Colburn - Sept 29/2014
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Shared By: M Sprague on Sep 29, 2014
Admins: J Beta, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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Description

The arching finger crack up the face just left of the sharp arete of Bigfoot - From the base of Bigfoot, step left out onto the ledge around the corner and carefully stick clip the lone bolt and toss the rope down below for your belayer. Climb up good but somewhat friable holds to the left of the bolt and do a move to gain a horizontal. Step left and find the best spot in the horizontal for a .75 Camalot and extend with a shoulder sling. Use some good crimps to gain the next horizontal. Now you are into the finger crack, which heads straight up, then arches right (crux) and passes by a bush. Good footwork and the right jam sequence will help get you through the crux. Continue up the fun laybacks and locker finger jams to the shared anchor of Bigfoot at the top of the arete. Great climbing with lots of positive, mostly comfortable finger locks (no tape needed)

Location

Just left of the obvious sharp arete of Bigfoot Was Here. Shares the same bolted anchor.

Protection

one bolt (stick clip HIGHLY recommended as the rock at the beginning is friable and the landing is terrible.) The rock quality then goes right up and the crack takes nuts well, especially off-sets. Rack to #2 cams, maybe double of the .75. - 60m rope, Bolted anchor with quiclinks shared with Bigfoot

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Abandoned User
  5.10+
Abandoned User  
  5.10+
I found this very, very, very similar in grade to Yeti Beats, ie I thought the crux was common to both and the finger crack was more like 5.10b/c ... or I am getting better at climbing finger cracks.

Either Yeti Beats is 5.11b, both routes are 5.11a, or Steady Yeti is 5.10+ ... IDK

gear is awesome so get on it! Oct 13, 2016
Andy Casler
Plymouth, NH
  5.11a
Andy Casler   Plymouth, NH
  5.11a
If you're doing Yeti Beats, the start is the crux in my opinion. Both routes are 5.11a. The finger crack on Steady Yeti definitely adds a 5.11a crux but you get a huge rest before doing it.

Steady Yeti is my favorite of the two lines - G-rated protection the whole way, sinker finger locks, fun gymnastic movement, and perfectly clean falls if you biff it.

The climbing on Yeti Beats is also fantastic, and the finishing hand crack is not to be missed! Sep 3, 2018