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North Ridge T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
South Ridge T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
West face Major dihedral T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R
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Type: Trad, Alpine, 500 ft, 4 pitches
FA: Chouniard, Gran, Hudson 1961
Page Views: 160 total · 35/month
Shared By: Gee Dubble on Jun 6, 2018
Admins: Lauren Heerschap, Mike Snyder, Jake Dickerson, Taylor Spiegelberg

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Description

The easiest route up Steeple might be the classy, short, South Ridge.  Very fine rock is found on this stepped arête.

After following boulders above the lake to an eroded dike, following cairns, a bit of 4th class around a boulder, then more 3rd class in gravel, tundra and boulders, the route gets great once the ridge crest is reached. 
Rope up or a scramble an easy 5th class pitch right on the crest. Reach a pretty and wide ledge and select a short pitch, the beautiful gold corner on the left is 5.10- thin or an easier shorty near the crest. 
Above, another easy crest pitch is followed by the obligatory crux, the last pitch. A mandatory step left onto the west face, 5.8-, into a right facing corner to the summit.
Scramble down a little east and rappel, then reverse the route.

Location

South Ridge of Steeple.

Protection

1 set trad gear plus runners.

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