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Stone Staircase S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Type: Sport, 55 ft
FA: Kristofer Fiore & Russell Frisch
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Shared By: Kris Fiore on Apr 14, 2015
Admins: Luc-514, Kris Fiore

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The younger, (slightly harder?) sister to Stone Staircase.

The tree that was once at the bottom has been removed by an unknown party.

Make your way up a few tenuous moves to a stance with. Continue up the line of bolts through a series of interesting hidden edges and pockets on good rock with a technical crux en route to a stance. Surpass the bulge on good holds and make one final committing move before a small runout, which leads to a 2-bolt anchor.

(Originally envisioned by Seth Maciejowski but after a few years of lonely anchors he gave the FA party the green light to bolt and send it.)


Start at a line of bolts 15 feet left of Stone Staircase.


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Holland, VT
TSluiter   Holland, VT
I flailed and failed over and over again on this one. Good for the ego. Oct 9, 2015
Greg Kuchyt
Richmond, VT
Greg Kuchyt   Richmond, VT
Good addition though some of the features are hollow, but that's kind of the tenor for Bolton Valley climbing.

The anchors should be refreshed with either two pairs of 3/8" (at minimum) quick links (preferably stainless) or ideally a stainless quicklink and rap ring combo. Sep 15, 2015
Fun route I thought the grade was spot on and pretty sustained. Jul 1, 2015
june m
elmore ,vt
june m   elmore ,vt
Glad it finally got bolted. Jun 7, 2015
Nice Kris! Glad to see you got it done. This pitch is a nice sister to Stone Staircase. Maybe a touch harder. Might be a little dirty until it sees some traffic.... Apr 21, 2015