The Hidden Staircase
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Routes in 4. Adventure Stories
|Endurance voyage TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c|
|Good Soldier Schweik TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Hidden Staircase, The TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Northwest Passage T,TR 3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a|
|Odyssey, The TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Prologue TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13|
|Riders of the Purple Sage TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c|
|Ruby Ray Mystery T,TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13|
|Second Foundation TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Starship Troopers TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Where the Wild Things Are T,TR 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b|
|Type:||TR, 40 ft|
|FA:||TR Sharon + Ken Roberts|
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|Shared By:||kenr on Nov 19, 2016|
DescriptionLoose rocks small and big (including a known big loose one a bit more then halfway up lying flat on a ledge), slippery lichen and moss on rock surfaces. Not ready for "prime time". Only for parties with a desire and knowledge to safely detect and remove loose rock and clean rock surface.
More interesting than it looks.
Grab two side-pulls and haul up onto the obvious ramp.
. . Variation easier start: Walk on ledge and ground eight to the end of the dark ledge and the bottom of the ramp.
Diagonal Left up ramp to its end, with perhaps some moves above the ramp. Next step Left, then finish up face which is to the Right of big R-facing corner.
warning: The rock on and around this route has not been climbed much yet, and much of the rock is still breakable and loose -- so the belayer and other people should stand far away from underneath the climber - (and if possible, behind a large tree).
. . . (Lots of vegetation on this rock as of 2016. Be prepared when climbing to navigate around protruding trees and branches, and dealing with holds slippery with grass, lichen, moss, dirt).
Location15 ft right from arete on R side of giant roof. About 4-5ft left from R end of obvious dark horizontal ledge (with perched 2.5ft-wide block) indented into face.
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ProtectionFor ideas to set up Top-Rope, see the Description of this Adventure Stories sector.
Protection for Trad leading is unknown and likely inadequate.