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Step of Valor
Avg: 4 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, 130 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Shannon 2me, Jason Hermanson,Dale Curran|
|Page Views:||131 total · 21/month|
|Shared By:||ShanJ2me on Sep 17, 2017|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty|
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DescriptionThis is an amazing moderate trad route, gear is Bomber!
P1- this is the physical crux at the beginning and at the end of the pitch. Take the left vertical Crack below the tree. A good Boulder spot for the leader is advised until they get the first piece in. Head left at the tree up the sweet diagonaling fist-hand-finger crack. Finish on a slaby top out at anchors.
P2- Mental Crux. Head LEFT of anchors to a single bolt (hard to see), clip it &Take The Step of Valor! Stem the gap and chimney up, then right to original formation, good gear after the bolt. Face climb to top of formation , gear placement in various "steps " and one bolt before anchors. Only 5.6- after finishing the chimney
Sees sun until about 2:30 pm.
LocationThis Jem is located on the West world formation outside of the grotto, about 300 feet south of the Clear Cut Tower.
Look for the obvious right to left diagonaling hand crack.
ProtectionP1 70' - It will take anything you throw at it, seriously! Stoppers to a #5 Cammalot- actually need only to a #3, bolted anchor.
P2 60'-2 bolts stoppers cams up to #3 BD, Bolted Anchor.
Two raps with a 60m rope, or one single rap with double 60 's