Type: Trad, 150 ft, 2 pitches
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Shared By: grk10vq on May 3, 2016
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Description

Entirely ignored, Tiger's Den is the ultimate Steourt's Ridge wild card. Labeled as 5.8? in the Ruckman Guide, the Tiger's Den remains as dark and mysterious as its enclosed start. Difficulty may vary depending on experience, height, or ability. 5.8?, 5.10? or harder?? I'll leave the rating as it is in the book 5.8? Treat yourself to a surprise and help keep the mystery alive for others.

P1: Jam or lie-back a large, leaning block to access the route. Follow an easy, well protected corner until a clean, smooth face comes into sight. Move left to gain the face and aim towards a difficult to see bolt. Here is where the routes gets its character; follow a seam up the face to reach the crux. Mount a ledge and build a belay in the corner of the East Dihedral's 2nd pitch start. (5.?)

P2: Continue up the East Dihedral's second pitch, or make the Tiger's Den completely independent and more fun by following an incipient crack system straight up the face. (5.7)

Descent: Rappel the standard Steouts rap line just left of the routes finish.

Location

Left of the East Dihedral. Start up a sketchy off-width leaning block.

Protection

A single rack of cams and nuts up to 3 inches. Draws and long slings will be necessary.

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