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Stairway to Heaven [Suggest Change]
Avg: 4 from 3 votes
|Type:||Trad, 95 ft|
|FA:||Eric Sutton, James Berry, Bob Dickenson, 1994|
|Page Views:||319 total · 9/month|
|Shared By:||Dave Rone on Aug 14, 2015|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty|
Description [Suggest Change]
This is one of those few Black Hills gear routes, no bolts until you hit the anchors. Steep and sustained on great pro! It is recommended that you scramble to the summit, the views are outstanding!
Location [Suggest Change]
The start of the route is about 10' past Spanky. Look for a zig-zagging crack that goes up an otherwise featureless wall. Belay/rappel anchors on top.
Protection [Suggest Change]
Gear: red C3 - #2 C4, doubles red - yellow C3, set of stoppers and micro nuts.